Amazônia Ocupada: Exhibit Opening and Presentation by João Farkas at The Latin American Library

When:
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 5:00pm
Where:
The Latin American Library
4th floor, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Tulane University 7001 Freret Street New Orleans, LA 70118
Description:

Please join us for an exhibit opening and talk titled

Amazônia Ocupada

Photographs by João Farkas

 

Exhibit Opening and Presentation by João Farkas

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 3 p.m.

 

The Latin American Library

4th floor, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

Tulane University

 

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.

These events are sponsored by The Latin American Library, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Departments of History and Spanish & Portuguese at Tulane University.

Images:
Contact:
Madeline White (504) 865-5681 lal@tulane.edu