Couple Xukuru
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"But we were wise. We knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard" Chief Luther Standing Bear

In 2014 I spent 5 weeks with the Xukuru Indians in Pernambuco, Brazil. One of the reasons I visited them was because I'm fascinated by the re-identification of the indiginous peoples. The Xukuru are among them. After 5 centuries of repression by the colonizers, which almost cut them off entirely of their native culture and religion, the Xukuru are in a process of revival and restoration of what went lost. 

I took these portraits with my iPhone using the Tinto 1884 Hipstamatic App. Featured on Lens Culture and in Foreign Policy Magazine

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Xukuru 02A
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Xukuru 01
Dona Zenilda
Dona Zenilda
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