Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Why We Fight

This is a resident of the rain forest, recently photographed in Quito (Ecuador's capital). He commutes with his family from the rain forest to the city in order to play music on the streets. He is one of the Quechua, and the woman who took this photograph is worried these people won't be around much longer.

The photographer told me that when you look into the eyes of a rain forest native, it is as if something indescribably ancient and vast is looking back at you.

"When you look at somebody like this," she said, "you feel as if you're looking at a unicorn."

Photo credit: Mary "Grassroots Girl" B.

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