On the Amazon River, sometimes you don't have time to stop the boat to buy products. Most of the time, there are smaller boats that come from the middle of nowhere and link up to bigger boats. On my stories, here on Instagram, there is an example of this.
Prints available upon request.
Expedition supported by @naturabrasil.us
Photos on display at 240 Elizabeth street, New York.
Natutama means "The world under water" in Ticuna, a language spoken by approximately 40,000 people in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. This project documents photographer Eliseu Cavalcante's 2,500-mile journey by riverboat down the length of the Amazon River and its tributaries to capture the life of the people who live on its shores. Cavalcante wanted to show a different Amazon than most people imagine, specifically the human element. Many picture the Amazon as an exotic jungle where animals outnumber humans. But development -- especially as the population grows in the Amazon region -- is an important reality, and one that cannot be ignored in conservation efforts.
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