João Farkas “Amazônia Ocupada”

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.

Duration: February 8 - August 31, 2019

Curated By: Hortensia Calvo, Christopher Dunn, Christine Hernández, Rachel Stein, Felipe Cruz, and João Farkas

Location: The Latin American Library, Tulane University

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