Here is my photo story published in the Edge of Humanity magazine on the beautiful people of the Amazon.
Photographer Ishita Das @ Implicit Self is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. These images are from her project ‘Portrait – Riberenos‘. To see Ishita’s gallery of projects click on any image.
As the Amazon or its precursor rivers flow along, only small to medium size villages flourish by the river banks. These villages have names like Puma Cahua and Nueva York, San Jose de Paranapura and even Manhattan..
Whenever civilization has entered the lives of indigenous people there is much more loss to the people and to the environment than can be justified by development. However, at the end of the rubber booms, in the absence of an alternative industry, the region around Iquitos and the Peruvian Amazon was sort of left alone to regenerate. Now, along the…
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