Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

Categories: Nations | Photo project | World

Brazilian photographer Ricardo Stuckert for several years is a project dedicated to the indigenous peoples of Brazil, the inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest. Yes, Indians live in their native habitat today, trying to keep a habitual way of life and traditions... but many would call it struggle for existence.

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

Swim in ecological reserve Chapada Imperial

Of course, it is not easy. And the difficulty is not that they live far from the creature comforts that food is produced, as in the old days, hunting, gathering and agriculture. The problem is that they were running low and getting smaller, that their habitat — the Amazon rainforest — is fast disappearing, is being destroyed. But land is the basis of their survival. To be alone with nature is incredibly important for the indigenous people of Brazil.

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

Girl of striking beauty

50-year-old photographer Ricardo Stuckert made spectacular shots in different regions of his native country, where live the Brazilian Indians, including in the States of acre, Amazonas, Bahia and Alagoas.

Here the indigenous people are developing projects of sustainable management, restoring forest on devastated areas and even struggle with those who cut down the forest for financial gain.

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

The Indians of the ethnic group Kalapalo in traditional attire

In 2020 in the Amazon happened one of the most destructive forest fires — and now, the very existence of many indigenous peoples is under threat as their land is the basis of their survival.

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

Ricardo hopes his work will draw attention to the difficulties the indigenous people of Brazil face not their fault.

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

A girl from the village Apiwtxa in the state of acre

Ricardo Stuckert first met with representatives of indigenous peoples in 1997 during a shooting in the village of the Yanomami on the border between Brazil and Venezuela.

The aim of the project Ricardo Stuckert is to emphasize the importance of protecting the indigenous peoples of Brazil, and also show that between nature and man can exist in harmony.

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

These pictures Ricardo was doing with the camera Canon EOS-1D X Mark ll, a drone and a GoPro.

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

In the clear night sky you can see thousands of stars

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

In Brazil, home to more than 210 million people, almost one million of whom belong to indigenous peoples.

Guardians of the Amazon: how indigenous tribes in Brazil today

The representative of the indigenous people Kalapalo, whose body is covered with traditional symbols of his tribe

Ricardo Stuckert surrounded by children

Keywords: Amazon | Brazil | Indians | Photos

Recent articles

10 frequently experienced emotions that, it turns out, have names
10 frequently experienced emotions that, it turns out, have names

Surely you have at least once in your life experienced the feeling that something that is happening now has already happened ...

When the photographer goes on vacation
When the photographer goes on vacation

The popular photographer Onder Turkmen puts out stunningly beautiful pictures of tourist places that are traveled along and across ...

In Russian style: in Chelyabinsk, they ate dumplings from the Stanley Cup
In Russian style: in Chelyabinsk, they ate dumplings from the ...

Evgeny Kuznetsov, the central striker of the NHL club "Washington Capitals", came to his native Chelyabinsk and brought the Stanley ...

Related articles

How a simple Mexican woman, Nestor Salgado, declared war on drug cartels
How a simple Mexican woman, Nestor Salgado, declared war on ...

Modern Mexico is a battleground between the drug mafia and citizens tired of the lawlessness of bandits. Corruption at all levels ...

The photographer and his wife for 20 years has planted 2 million trees and regenerated the destroyed forest
The photographer and his wife for 20 years has planted 2 ...

According to the Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations since 1990 from the Earth forever disappeared 129 million ...

10 Photos That Prove Brazil Is Unlike Any Other Country
10 Photos That Prove Brazil Is Unlike Any Other Country

Brazil is a country in South America that occupies half of the continent. But you probably already knew that. As useful as facts ...