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“Class of Contrast” takes you inside the classrooms and inside the homes of disadvantaged children from one neighborhood in Maceio, Alagoas - Brazil who attend Escola Estrela do Mar, (Starfish School) a school that was started in a small house and that has grown into an enriching environment for these children to seize their futures and follow their dreams.
Featuring photographs taken during school hours as well as after school, observers are able to see contrasting environments and imagine the future these children could face if not for the school next door to their neighborhood


About the Author

Matthew Carasella
carasemb New York City

Matthew Carasella began his photography career at Popular Photography Magazine in 2003 where he produced, Digital Days, a digital photography-training workshop across the United States. After leaving the magazine, he worked as a photographer for Patrick McMullan Company from 2005-2008.

Currently, he owns and operates In addition to his event photography business he started a photography workshop series for children named, Little Shutterbugs. The first class was held in Brazil in July 2008. To view the work of Matthew Carasella, please visit:, and

He graduated from James Madison University in May 2003 with a degree in Media Arts & Design and discovered photography while writing for the college newspaper.

Please email me if you order a book as I would love to thank all of our supporters. My email address is matthewcarasella@mac

Publish Date  December 17, 2008

Dimensions  Small Square  54 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Nonprofits & Fundraising

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