The Pataxó, Brazil

In March earlier this year I flew to Brazil and became acquainted with a world that is as mysterious as enchanting. The Pataxó, a native tribe from the state of Bahia.

Today the Pataxó are the only remaining and largest people of indigenous population residing in Bahia; an area also known as “Discovery Coast” where the Portuguese explorers first arrived in 1500. As for many tribes in Brazil already dispossessed of their land, the regime of president Bolsonaro could destroy them as a people. They will need powerful global support to face what could be a genocide.
This series aims to be a portal to this beautiful tribe and the fierce spirit of the Pataxó through my visual interpretation.