February 08, 2019 5:00 PMUptown Campus
Please join us for an exhibit opening and talk titled Amazônia Ocupada featuring photographs by João Farkas.
Amazônia Ocupada features the work of Brazilian photographer João Farkas, who documented the mass migration of workers from throughout Brazil who came to the Amazon basin in the 1980s and 1990s to try their luck in gold mining, logging and cattle ranching, often with devastating effects on the environment and the indigenous peoples of the region. The exhibit also includes rare books, maps, and other material from the special collections of The Latin American Library tracing Western conceptualizations of the Amazon region beginning with the earliest post-contact explorations in the 16th century to 20th century narratives about the region.
João Farkas is one of Brazil’s leading documentary and environmental photographers with projects that document life in the coastal village of Trancoso, Bahia, the carnival masks of Maragojipe, Bahia, and the world's largest tropical wetland, the Pantanal, as well as the occupation of the Amazon.https://www.joaofarkas.com/
A related symposium featuring historians and anthropologists of the Amazon region will be held on Saturday February 9 in Jones Hall 100a, from 9am to 5pm. More information forthcoming.