This book is published to accompany “Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle” at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, one of the most ambitious exhibitions devoted to the Brazilian photographer. Since the 1970s, Claudia Andujar has dedicated her life to photography and the protection of the Yanomami Indians, one of the largest Amerindian communities in the Brazilian Amazon.
Claudia Andujar features over 200 black-and-white and color photographs, historical documents, and drawings produced by Yanomami artists. The fruit of several years’ research into the photographer’s archives, this exhibition catalog reflects the two inseparable aspects of Andujar’s approach: aesthetic and political. This catalog also shows Andujar’s significant contribution to art photography and the essential role she has played in the defense of Yanomami rights and the forest where they live.
Claudia Andujar is a photographer and activist, and a founding member of the Brazilian NGO Comissao Pró Yanomami.
Thyago Nogueira is Head of the Contemporary Photography Department at Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS), Brazil, and editor of ZUM magazine.
Bruce Albert is an anthropologist and committed advocate of the Brazilian Yanomami, with whom he has been working since 1975.