Shortlisted for Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue the Year 2019
“Photography is the process of discovering the other and, through the other, oneself. Intrinsically, that is why the photographer seeks and discovers new worlds but in the end always shows what is inside himself.” —Claudia Andujar
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Claudia Andujar features over 200 black-and-white and color photographs, historical documents, and drawings produced by Yanomami artists.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.