Análise de fotografias : Florestan Fernandes no tempo da ditadura militar
Cóscia, Vera Lucia
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The purpose defined for the development of this dissertation is to analyzing a set of six pictures portraying the Brazilian sociologist Florestan Fernandes, taking as a criterion the temporal delimitation, the period of the military dictatorship and, also, the time in which it was exiled of Brazil. The pictures, alongside with several other documents that belonged to Florestan Fernandes, were donated by his family, in 1996, as a result of the acquisition of the Library Florestan Fernandes by UFSCar. The photo collection is one of the assets that make up the collections belonging to the Florestan Fernandes. It was organized according to the operating principles from the field of archival science and is very requested by readers/users. The main purpose of the research is to investigate whether it would be possible to resort to theoretical and methodological procedures arising from information science to support and complement the organizational treatment given to images. The methodological perspective adopted of content analysis, from contexts historicalpartner, allowed developing descriptions that enlarged the signification of the photos of the theme open to question. For such, one opted for the inclusion of biographical data of the characters that were photographed together with Florestan and for the transcription of the published matters made a list to the images, having in mind the language own to the time and the natural difficulty of reading of already aged originals. Such an option gave itself on account of the necessity of contextualize the whole process what the character Florestan was subdued. The documents made feasible the affirmation of such facts as soon as same there became textual proofs of the incidents. The theoretical exploration, the analyses and the descriptions of the pictures allowed noting the existence of many forms of representation of photographic contents, having in mind the senses which are intrinsic and extrinsic, visible or hidden in the images. The analyses of the corpus composed by six pictures, pertaining to series Academic life , revealed imagetic details what can make easy the access and the recuperation of the information for any users of the Bottom Florestan Fernandes. With the pictures and the documentary inquiry carried out to subsidize the analyses of content they allowed the contact to realize that the photographic images have great informative value and that it is important to be adopted the verbal language as the complementary form of the visual language. This study, besides producing information and knowledge on a period of the life of Florestan Fernandes pointed, also, to ways for similar works with other photographic series pertaining to the Bottom Florestan Fernandes. Among several additions originating from this inquiry, we can point out that the accrued apprenticeship provided a new glance on scenes and objects, when other interpretations are making possible and details what up to that time were being paid attention or not valued.