these communities face hyper paced industrialization and resource extraction. 
       
     
 between 2013 and 2017 i’ve had the privilege to spend time living in indigenous communities in the ecuadorian amazon.
       
     
DSC_0616 (1).jpg
       
     
 this long-term project asks : how do humans maintain grace in the face of cataclysm?
       
     
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 a young waorani man lays drunk from beer bought for the community by the state oil company petroamazonas
       
     
 a drunk Waorani man sets up a roadblock, barring oil company trucks from passing late in the night
       
     
DSC_0530.jpg
       
     
 Obe washes her basket before filling it with clean yucca root
       
     
 Beto plays with a balsawood plane made by his father.  Airplanes like this were used by Christian Missionaries to make first contact with the Waorani in 1956. 
       
     
DSC_4193.JPG
       
     
 a littered bottle of purified water rests in a pool of crude oil at an oil well abandoned by Texaco
       
     
 Lago Agrio, former forest territory of the Kofán people
       
     
 an Ecuadorian  soldier takes photos of the Waorani
       
     
 Miguel carves a canoe oar
       
     
IMG_1647.JPG
       
     
 two waorani girls seek an internet connection
       
     
 these communities face hyper paced industrialization and resource extraction. 
       
     

these communities face hyper paced industrialization and resource extraction. 

 between 2013 and 2017 i’ve had the privilege to spend time living in indigenous communities in the ecuadorian amazon.
       
     

between 2013 and 2017 i’ve had the privilege to spend time living in indigenous communities in the ecuadorian amazon.

DSC_0616 (1).jpg
       
     
 this long-term project asks : how do humans maintain grace in the face of cataclysm?
       
     

this long-term project asks : how do humans maintain grace in the face of cataclysm?

DSC_1152 (1).jpg
       
     
 a young waorani man lays drunk from beer bought for the community by the state oil company petroamazonas
       
     

a young waorani man lays drunk from beer bought for the community by the state oil company petroamazonas

 a drunk Waorani man sets up a roadblock, barring oil company trucks from passing late in the night
       
     

a drunk Waorani man sets up a roadblock, barring oil company trucks from passing late in the night

DSC_0530.jpg
       
     
 Obe washes her basket before filling it with clean yucca root
       
     

Obe washes her basket before filling it with clean yucca root

 Beto plays with a balsawood plane made by his father.  Airplanes like this were used by Christian Missionaries to make first contact with the Waorani in 1956. 
       
     

Beto plays with a balsawood plane made by his father.

Airplanes like this were used by Christian Missionaries to make first contact with the Waorani in 1956. 

DSC_4193.JPG
       
     
 a littered bottle of purified water rests in a pool of crude oil at an oil well abandoned by Texaco
       
     

a littered bottle of purified water rests in a pool of crude oil at an oil well abandoned by Texaco

 Lago Agrio, former forest territory of the Kofán people
       
     

Lago Agrio, former forest territory of the Kofán people

 an Ecuadorian  soldier takes photos of the Waorani
       
     

an Ecuadorian  soldier takes photos of the Waorani

 Miguel carves a canoe oar
       
     

Miguel carves a canoe oar

IMG_1647.JPG
       
     
 two waorani girls seek an internet connection
       
     

two waorani girls seek an internet connection