Friday, October 2, 2009
10/2 The Documentary Crude and my Cofan Photos
many of you remember my mid-session decision 4 years ago to drop out of brooks photography school and fly to ecuador to visit max and amie and explore south america for a month. i was burned out at that point and couldn't even lift a camera my last few days at school... yet the second i got to ecuador i rediscovered my love for shooting. one of my short trips was with max's cousin elizabeth who was working with a indigenous tribe called the cofan. on the long bus ride over i read a book about the cofan's courageous and intense battles (and victories) with oil companies over the years. i was able to hang out with and photograph these beautiful people for the next few days, and above are two of the photographs i shot. the man in these photos is featured in a new documentary called "Crude" which is about the battle between the oil companies and the cofan people that still wages in the jungles of ecuador. please check out this film!
Posted by Colin Young-Wolff Photography