Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 People / Culture

Tuyuka Tribe In The Heart of Amazon

  • Photographer
    Katarina Benzova
  • Technical Info
    Shot On Canon 5d Mark Iv With Canon 24-70mm Lens
  • Photo Date

On the banks of the Rio Negro, which is the largest left tributary of the Amazon River, lies the indigenous village of the Tuyuka tribe.The tribe originates from the dense jungle between the Colombian, Venezuelan and Brazilian borders, but they relocated to the settlement near Manaus in hopes of a better life near the river. They keeps its preserved culture alive and is keen to share the traditions of its ancestors with us. We spent a day with them following their rituals followed by the chanting of Amazonian songs and vigorous traditional dancing.