Subtle Amazon

In the middle of the Amazon Forest, in the state of Pará, Brazil, departing from the municipality of Alter do Chão, I face the overwhelming nature. The one that shows us its grandeur, silences us. The colors, the smells, the sounds invite us to enter these green and mysterious labyrinths that unfolds little by little before our eyes. A sense of mystery and divine is unavoidable.

 

My eyes fill with tears when imagining that maybe in some years we will not be able to glimpse such beauty, since advancing degradation and deforestation of The Amazon Rainforest are pushing the ecosystem to a “point of no return” where it would lose its ability to function.

 

The images were made during 10 days spent on a boat through the Tapajos River on August 2019 and they aim to draw attention to this important and urgent matter. Instead of using the common seen images of deforestation and fires, I decided to depict the forest with its singular and unique details.

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