Alfonso Moral – RIO NEGRO

“A travel diary through the dark and vital waters of the river that crosses the north of Brazil like a life scar.”

Amazon and Rio Negro is a travel diary through the dark and vital waters of the river that crosses the north of Brazil like a life scar. It portrays stories about the residents of the Rio Negro settlements and documents the remains of the old villages abandoned after the fall of the rubber business. Moral’s work is a reflection on man’s interaction with nature and vice versa, an unequal encounter characterized by a tension, reflecting the struggle for permanent existence.

Alfonso Moral is a Spanish photographer based in Valladolid (Spain). His work has been published by The New York Times, Newsweek, Financial Times, The Sunday Times, and Amnesty International amongst others.

See more of his work on his website. 
A tree at Vehlo Airao. This abandoned village was the first place in Rio Negro habituated. It reached its greatest splendour due to the rubber business, which lasted until the end of the World War II.
Shigeru Nakayama, the guardian of Vehlo Airao.
A tree at Vehlo Airao. This abandoned village was the first place in Rio Negro habituated. It reached its greatest splendour due to the rubber business, which lasted until the end of the World War II.
An inhabitant of a settlement at the Carabinani River, an affluent of the Rio Negro located at Jau National Park. Many of the families on this area were relocated in Novo Airao, but still some others live here.
An inhabitant of a settlement at the Carabinani River, an affluent of the Rio Negro located at Jau National Park. Many of the families on this area were relocated in Novo Airao, but still some others live here.
An inhabitant of Rio Negro shows a small crocodile.
The remains of a house at Vehlo Airao. This abandoned village was the first place in Rio Negro habituated. It reached its greatest splendour due to the rubber business, which lasted until the end of the World War II.
Working on the process of Cassava flour at Carabinani River, an affluent of Rio Negro.
People drinking in Novo Airao. The Rio Negro crosses this new city.
The skeleton of a Piranha at Rio Negro.

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