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

Xukuru 1
Xukuru 1
Xukuru 2
Xukuru 2
Dona Zenilda
Dona Zenilda
Cris
Cris
Xukuru 3
Xukuru 3
Xukuru 4
Xukuru 4
Xukuru 5
Xukuru 5
Xukuru 6
Xukuru 6
Xukuru 7
Xukuru 7
Xukuru 8
Xukuru 8
Xukuru 9
Xukuru 9
Xukuru 10
Xukuru 10
Xukuru 11
Xukuru 11
Xukuru 12
Xukuru 12
Xukuru 13
Xukuru 13
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