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A world away from Rio’s beaches: The amazing images of Amazon tribe

Publisher: xidai | Publish time: 2014-3-10 12:52| Views: 872| Num of Comments: 4|Thread manage logs

A world away from Rio’s beaches: The amazing images of Amazon tribe that you can only get to by boat from city where England will play first World Cup game

  • Photographer David Lazar captured photos of native Dessana tribe, nearly 3,000 miles away from Brazil's capital
  • Tribe is only accessible by boat from city of Manaus - where England will play their first World Cup game in June
  • Images show children playing pan pipes, tribe chief in full head dress and Macaw birds sat on branch in Amazon

By Sophie Jane Evans

  PUBLISHED:  16:08 EST, 24 February 2014 |UPDATED: 02:09 EST, 25 February 2014      

Surrounded by trees, waterfalls and tropical wildlife, this Amazon tribe is a world away from the beaches of Rio.

These striking photos show members of the indigenous Dessana tribe, which is situated nearly 3,000 miles away from Brazil's capital.

It is only accessible by boat from the city of Manaus - where England will play their first World Cup game in June this year.  

  

Captivating: A young member of the indigenous Dessana tribe gazes at the camera with piercing green eyes, while sporting streaks of green and black paint on his face
  
  

Making music: Three children play pan pipes in their leafy home in the Amazon rainforest, which is situated nearly 3,000 miles away from Brazil's capital, Brasillia

  


Three generations: The tribe is only accessible by boat from Manaus - where England will play their first World Cup game in June. Above, a mother, grandmother and baby

Photographer David Lazar, 30, captured a series of portraits of tribe members, including a young boy with piercing green eyes and a Dessana chief in full head dress.


He also photographed children playing pan pipes, colourful Macaw birds sat on a tree branch and a mother and grandmother kissing a small child.

Mr Lazar, from Brisbane, took most of the photos in two Dessana villages in the rainforest, but also travelled thousands of miles south to the Iguazu Falls on the Argentine border.


'I travelled by boat to reach the Dessana tribe who live on the bank of the river and still honour their traditional roots and customs,' he said.

  

Intricate dress: Photographer David Lazar, 30, from Brisbane, captured a series of portraits of tribe members, including Dessana chiefs in full head dress (pictured)
   
  

Smiling: He took most of the photos - including this one of a chief - in two Dessana villages in the rainforest, but also travelled thousands of miles south to the Iguazu Falls






  Tribeswomen: 'I travelled by boat to reach the tribe who still honour their traditional roots and customs,' said Mr Lazar. Above, two tribeswomen pose for photographs

'They were such a peaceful and friendly people. The chief wears traditional face paint, a full feather head dress, and his smile shows the warmth and happiness of the peaceful tribe.


'You can see from the picture of the mum, grandmother and baby together how family and community play an important role in the raising of an Amazonian child.


'The children in the forest also happily play together. The feathers in the boys' headdresses are made from a Macaw bird, and these are worn to mark the identities of tribal groups.'


He said he hoped the images would show an alternative view of Brazil, which is also due to host the Olympic Games in 2016.


  


Breathtaking landscape: 'They were such a peaceful and friendly people. The chief's smile shows the warmth and happiness of the tribe,' he added. Above, a waterfall

  


Joyful: Mr Lazar said he hoped the images - including this one of three Dessana children - would show an alternative view of Brazil, which will host the Olympics in 2016

  

Elaborate tribal wear: 'The feathers in the boys' headdresses are made from a Macaw bird, and these are worn to mark the identities of tribal groups,' he said

'It is such an amazing and vast country,' he said. 'The cities and beaches are all great but there is another Brazil that need to be seen.


"Thousands of miles from the Dessana is another amazing sight, the Iguazu Falls. The legend tells of a story about a God who had planned to marry himself to a beautiful woman named Naipí.


'When he found her fleeing with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe, the God split the river in two out of fury, condemning them eternally inside the gushing waters of the falls.'


Mr Lazar, who has also travelled to Bangladesh, Kenya and south east Asia to photograph locals, said he enjoyed capturing scenes that 'defy time'.

  

NatureL Mr Lazar, who has also travelled to Bangladesh, Kenya and Asia to photograph locals, said he enjoyed capturing scenes that 'defy time'. Above, two Macaw birds

'I am drawn to subjects that do not reflect the modern world - I like to capture scenes that could have been taken 100 years ago,' he said.


'I find this type of subject interesting as it is very different from my usual life in Australia and I enjoy capturing and sharing these scenes of the world that most people don't get to see.


'I especially love portrait photos, and capturing expressive, unique and powerful faces that evoke a sense of emotion in the viewer.'


Mr Lazar said that he managed to interact and photograph tribes by 'smiling', 'engaging with tribe members' and 'using phrases in other languages'.  


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ ... World-Cup-game.html



Latest comments

kaer Post time 2014-3-11 05:12:42
Beautiful People
Melanie Safka
xidai Post time 2014-3-11 13:23:57
kaer replied at 2014-3-11 05:12
Beautiful People
Melanie Safka

Very nice sharing, thank you, dear Grandpa Kaer. I like this kind of tribe very much, hope I can meet these beautiful and natural people one day.
kaer Post time 2014-3-11 22:46:44
Edited by kaer at 2014-3-11 09:48
...hope I can meet these beautiful and natural people one day.
Come over with us, we can all go there together:
Ekobius!
xidai Post time 2014-3-12 11:58:17
kaer replied at 2014-3-11 22:46
Come over with us, we can all go there together:
Ekobius!

  I will when the time is ready.

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