The Pataxó

During colonial times, the Portuguese used more than a dozen names in referring to the unconquered Indians who inhabited the hills and river valleys of southern of Bahia, state of Brazil. Today, the Pataxó are the only remaining and the largest population of indigenous people residing there.

In March this year, I grabbed my camera, flew to Brazil and penetrated this world that was as mysterious as beautiful to me. 

Here is a portrait series of the Pataxó.