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THE AMAZON PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IMAGES

A selection of photographs taken during the 2019 workshop

©Verónica Trujillo
©Verónica Trujillo

 

THE AMAZON TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL NARRATIVE WORKSHOP  2019

A gallery from participants

I recently came back from the Amazon jungle, where for the 8th time I had the Travel Photography and Visual Narrative Workshop, co-lead with fellow photographer and friend Pablo Villota.

As always we had an amazing experience and this special gallery is a selection of photographs taken by the photographers who joined us. From macro to portraits, street, landscape, wildlife and cultures,  this workshop always has something for everyone.

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A portrait of a Ticuna girl. ©Verónica Trujillo
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A Ticuna clan dancing around a bonfire. ©Adrian Atherall
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A boy onboard of a canoe in Puerto Nariño. ©Erika Burbano / Puerto Nariño, the only town in Colombia without cars or motorbikes. ©Jennyfer Castiblanco
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A peaceful and quiet sunset at Tarapoto Lake. ©Rodolfo García
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A Yagua Tribe man making a bonfire at night, prior to a ceremonial dance. ©Verónica Trujillo
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Abuela (grandmother) from the Yagua Tribe. Abuelo(a) in South American indigenous cultures means 'saviour' or 'wisdom man/woman' ©Verónica Trujillo
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A couple arriving in Puerto Nariño on a canoe. ©Rodolfo García. / Dolphin spotting in Tarapoto Lake at sunset. ©Mario Narváez
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A boy from the Yagua Tribe with the distinctive red marks on his face, painted with 'achiote'. ©Nancy Fernández
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A Yagua Tribe girl outside the 'maloca', a communal ancestral big house, traditional to most of the Amazon indigenous tribes. ©Nancy Fernández
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A Yagua Tribe man wearing a full ceremonial attire, now worn only for special occasions as most of the communities along the Amazon River close to towns are now completely westernized ©Luceny Burbano
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It's rainy season in the Amazon and the flooded river partially covers the trees along the river bank in Puerto Nariño. ©Rodolfo García
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A detail of a brown anole lizard's eye. ©David Gómez
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A 'shaman' from the Yagua Tribe smoking. ©Mario Narváez
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The “grass” skirts and tops that are typical to the Yagua attire, are made from the fiber of the aguaje palm (Mauritia flexuosa). However, women in recent years, make their skirts out of red fabric they buy in town. ©Luceny Burbano
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Children at a Yagua community school. Classes are in Spanish and Yagua language, the only surviving language of the Peba-Yagua linguistic family. ©Mario Narváez
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Abuelo Bolivar, better known as Karamakate for his role in the Colombian film The Embrace of The Serpent. He's the last of the Ocaine tribe alive. ©Verónica Trujillo / A man from the Yagua Tribe smokes at night. ©Verónica Trujillo
A group of Ticunas with musical instruments and ceremonial attire. Communities living near Leticia, the capital of the Amazon Department in Colombia are completely westernized and wear their traditional costume only for tribal ceremonies. ©Luceny Burbano
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A Yagua boy with his face painted with 'achiote' and a crown made of green young palm leaves and stitched with natural fibres. ©Jennyfer Castiblanco
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Sun is setting over the Tarapoto Lake. ©Jennyfer Castiblanco
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Yagua Tribe people dancing and playing a sort of whistle made from bamboo ©Jennyfer Castiblanco
A Yagua Tribe boy posing with two big logs that will be used in the construction of a communal handicrafts house. ©Nancy Fernández
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A boy bailing out the water from his canoe in the Colombia-Perú border. ©Pablo Villota
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A portrait of a Ticuna Tribe girl with her ceremonial costume, made from an Amazon tree bark, that is peeled off from the trunk and dried to create this natural ‘fabric’ ©David Gómez
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A brown anole lizard. There are more than 450 species of lizards, snakes, turtles, tortoises, and caiman in the Amazon Basin. ©David Gómez
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Yagua Tribe use a red dye (achiote) obtained from the fruit of the tree Bixa orellana to paint the fibres of their clothing and their skin.©Carolina García
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A fishing blue bird perched on a branch. ©Pablo Villota
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Portrait of a Yagua Tribe girl. ©Carolina García / Portrait of a Ticuna Tribe girl wearing a ceremonial costume ©David Gómez
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The last member of the Ocaina tribe, Abuelo Bolivar. ©Carolina García
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People carrying big logs on the Amazon River. Legal and illegal logging are important drivers of the Amazon rainforest destruction.©Erika Burbano
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The Yagua Tribe still rely on the rainforest for much of their clothing, but nowadays for most of the communities, their traditional outfit is worn only for special ceremonies. ©Ariel Cárdenas
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A portrait of a Ticuna girl with a head ornament made with macaw feathers ©Verónica Trujillo / A portrait of a Yagua girl with a similar head adornment but with added seeds©Adrian Atherall
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One of the about 3,600 species of spiders inhabiting the Amazon basin, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. ©David Gómez
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A Huitoto Tribe woman on a canoe in Gamboa, Peruvian Amazon. ©Adrian Atherall
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A detail of a Yagua Tribe man holding an 'achiote', the fruit used to dye the fibres of their clothing and paint their faces. ©Ariel Cárdenas
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A Yagua boy holding a fruit of 'achiote' used to paint their bodies and dye their 'grass clothing'. ©Adrian Atherall
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A Ticuna girl wearing a ceremonial outfit made of a tree bark. ©Adrian Atherall
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A Yagua Tribe man during a ceremony. ©Cristian Rojas
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Abuelo Bolivar, the last of his tribe, the Ocaína. ©Pablo Villota
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A common squirrel monkey in the Monkey Island
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A long exposure of a Yagua man during a tribal ceremony. ©Cristian Rojas
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Photographer Cristian Rojas assisting on the lighting scheme for the portrait of a Ticuna girl with a ceremonial costume. ©David Gómez
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4 Comments

  1. Simon June 30, 2019 Reply

    Very inspiring set of photos, congratulations to all the photographers.

  2. Antonio Alvarado August 6, 2019 Reply

    Buenas tardes, me encuentro interesado en el workshop en amazonas. Yo vivo en Leticia y soy aficionado a la fotografía. He visto el trabajo que hacen y me encuentro muy interesado en realizarlo !!!

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      John Quintero August 6, 2019 Reply

      Muchas gracias Antonio, tenemos su correo electrónico y le estaremos einformando una vez publiquemos nuevas fechas. Saludos

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