enjoying a day at the beach in Ipanema with Juanahu Karajá and his daughters Malawiru and Herenaki. it was a very special day - first time they ever saw the ocean!
after our visit to the Karajá villages in Ilha do Bananal, the Karajá people came to visit us in Rio de Janeiro. the Museu do Índio invited 27 Karajás, or Iny, as they call themselves, to participate in the “Dia do Índio” celebrations, on April 19th, the day to honor Brazil’s native cultures.
besides photographing these beautiful people in their villages - on an island in the incredible Araguaia river - for the current exhibition on Karajá art and culture at the museum, i also have the honor of taking them on a tour of Rio de Janeiro during the ten days they are here visiting. we’ve been having an amazing time!