Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Kike Arnal: The Yanomami

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Kike Arnal is a photographer and videographer from Venezuela, now based in New York City. He covered stories in the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, and his photographs have been featured in The New York Times, Life, and Mother Jones, among other publications. His website galleries include his work on Bethlehem Christians, the Zapotecs, Afghanistan after the war, and Morocco.

For TTP, I chose Kike's video work on the Yanomami. He directed and produced video documentaries, including a film for the Discovery channel titled Yanomami Malaria about a malaria epidemic among populations of indigenous people in a remote area of the northern Amazon. A trailer can be seen on his website (just click on "Documentaries" on the menu)

The United Nations is hosting an exhibition of his photographs starting this Thursday. (Thank you Sara!).

Kike Arnal