How French photographer, Philippe Echaroux shot a series of photos showing portraits of indigenous Brazilians projected onto the trees of the Amazon rainforest.
What better way to draw attention to a deforestation issue, then to show the intimate connection between the native people and the land. That’s exactly what French photographer Philippe Echaroux did with his latest project, “The Blood Forest”. Where he projected photos showing portraits of a Brazilian tribe projected onto the trees of the Amazon rainforest.
The project focuses on a Suruí tribe led by chief Almir Surui Narayamoga, the tribe had been charged by the Brazilian government to help replant and protect his tribe’s section of the rainforest. “Victims of massive deforestation and gold washers who did not hesitate to violate the Surui’s territory to seize deposits of precious stones, the Surui people want to raise awareness of this horrible and greedy slaughter that endangers a territory and its people,” Echaroux says.
If you happen to find yourself in Paris during November / December, be sure to drop by the Taglialatella gallery where the project will be on display from November 10th to December 15th, 2016.
If you are interested, Philippe shared a behind the scenes video about the project (in French).