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Valdir Zwetsch : Xingu, 1973


As a reporter, Valdir Zwetsch has been a few times in the Xingu Indigenous Territory, in northern Brazil, a protected area of the Amazon, where 4000 individuals from 16 different ethnic groups live today. In the Xingu, those people maintain their original cultures, the self-sustainable way of life integrated with Nature, the sacred rituals and a deep spiritual experience. The more than 500 photographs in this series record scenes of everyday life of the villages, important rituals such as Kuarup (homage to the dead), Nami (male rite of passage in which boys ears are pierced), Yamurikumá (ritual in which women...

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