Amazonian Indigenous Photography
For the June Xapiri blog, we would like to look at Amazonian Indigenous Photography. Photography is such an important tool for promoting human rights, raising awareness, documenting change, anthropology study, increasing community confidence and much more. When done correctly and sensitively, it is photographers with their passion and close contact with these tribal groups who are among the strongest activists at the forefront of positive change.
Xapiri work closely with friend and leading photographer, Alice Kohler, who spends most of her time devoted as a volunteer in the Middle Xingu Indian reservation in the Brazilian Amazon. In addition to her stunning photographs, Alice uses her experience to promote sport and also help fight against the abuse of alcohol and drugs. She gathers and records information on these people, their way of life and the surrounding nature. Her greatest love, the land of the indigenous people of the Amazon…
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