AMANÃ

digital photography

C-type print on Canson PhotoSatin Premium RC 270

30 x 45 cm each

2009

Like many other communities in Central Amazonia, people who inhabit the shores of Lago Amanã deal with a long history of isolation. Keeping deep contact with natural resources leads those individuals to such intimacy with the river that one can barely take the former apart from the latter. Water creatures, cyclic floods (that force people to move annually), as well as canoeing as the only means of transportation build upon these people’s folklore transforming it into a unique mix of tales, myths and beliefs.

 

This work was comissioned by the Instituto Mamirauá.

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