The Juruena River is 1,240 km long and crosses the state of Mato Grosso to its border with Amazonas. On the Pará border, the Juruena meets the Teles Pires River and together they form the Tapajós River. The area is part of the Southern Amazon Conservation Mosaic, a conglomerate of 40 Conservation Units (UCs). Among these UCs we can find the Juruena National Park.
It was in this area that the photos of the exhibition “Nas Águas do Juruena – In Juruena Waters” were taken. The photo series features snapshots of the National Park and shows the impact that hydroelectric plants can have on the region, drastically changing the landscape.
The images were captured by photographer Thiago Foresti during the Juruena Expedition of the OPAN Indigenous Rights Programme. The objective was to value the Indigenous peoples’ way of being by empowering them in their own territory.
Some of these images can be seen here on our Flickr.