Guarani M'byá

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival  2012 Guarani M'byá Exhibition by Louis Au April 29th - June 30th, 2012 The Rivoli Lounge

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Guarani M'byá

Amazon, Indigenous people, Guarani M'byá, São Paulo, Brasil
Amazon, Indigenous people, Guarani M'byá, São Paulo, Brasil

The Guarani were one of the first indigenous peoples that the Europeans came into contact after arriving in South America over 500 years ago. In present day Brasil, there are roughly 46,000 Guarani spread out in seven states. The M’byá is one of the three main group of native Guarani Indians numbering around 6,000.

The two photos shown above belong to a series of photographs that document the small population of M’byá indians living in the outer limits of São Paulo. This series will be part of this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival exhibition in Toronto.

The Holstee Manifesto

  Rice on wooden bench (Guarani M'bya, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Rice on wooden bench (Guarani M'bya, Sao Paulo, Brasil

......This is your Life. Do what you love, and do it 

This is your Life. Do what you love, and do it often.

If you don’t like something, change it.
If you don’t like your job, quit.
If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, stop;
They will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.

Stop over analyzing, all emotions are beautiful.
When you eat, appreciate every last bite.
Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people,
we are united in our differences.
Ask the next person you see what their passion is,
and share your inspiring dream with them.

Travel often; Getting lost will help you find yourself.
Some opportunities only come once, seize them.
Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them 
so go out and start creating.

Life is short. 
Live your dream and share your passion.

……

‘The Holstee Manifesto’ @ 2009

Written by Dave, Mike & Fabian