Ancient Rhythm - Brazil

PhotographerMarinka Masséus
Prize2nd Place in Event / Other_ev
CompanyMarinka Masséus Photography
City/CountryAmsterdam, Netherlands
Photo Date2015
Entry Description

At the World Indigenous Games 2015 in Brazil, I used long shutter speed to paint the indigenous ancient rhythm. The resulting soft images connect us to our roots, to old drawings in caves dating back to prehistoric times. But, the hazy imagery is also a metaphor for the fact that indigenous people are fading. Everywhere, so-called 'civilization' is closing in on them. Their land is being taken, their rights trampled, their way of life destroyed and they are captured and killed. They are the only humans left on earth who live like our ancestors thousands of years ago. Living off the land, leaving no footprint, in harmony with their environment and with respect to all living things. And they are being annihilated. I feel that this is one of the most shameful injustices of our times. Future history books will judge the fact that we stood by and did nothing.

About Photographer

After finishing her MBA, her studies in Buddhist Psychology guided her philosophical journey, and the Photo Academy stimulated her to channel her concepts and feelings into images. Her photography revolves around people and is a constant reflection of her passion and fascination for human nature and the way we live our lives. Marinka s acclaim includes - 2x Silver winner Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 - Bronze winner Px3 2016 - Px3 Exhibition in Paris - 1st place Monochrome Photography Awards – 2x Editors’ pick at LensCulture -Exhibition at Atelier Alen, Munich, Germany - Featured at ArtWest, Amsterdam - Exhibition at Gallery Beeldend Gesproken, Amsterdam - 2x winner 2nd place MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards 2015 - Week instagram takeover for Fotografiska, Swedish Museum of Photography - Featured at Rotterdam.Photo - 2nd place BW SpiderAwards - Merit of Excellence – IPA Best of Show Exhibition New York - 2x winner 2nd place IPA International Photography Awards 2015 - Gold winner at Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015 - 3x Silver and 1x Bronze winner at Px3 2015 - Exhibition at WM Gallery, Amsterdam - Photoville 2015 New York - International Photo Festival Leiden 2015 - 1st place International Color Awards - Featured at the Royal Geographical Society in London - IPA 2014 2nd place - Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany - GUP New Dutch Talent 2014