Neuchâtel, Suíça, 1931
With a ‘pavilion’ in Inhotim Institute inaugurated in September 2014, dedicated entirely to her work, Claudia Andujar intends to show series of photos taken in the Yanomami reserve. The artist disclosed the existence of this tribe in the 1970s, when conducting a photographic shoot for Realidade (Reality) magazine. Her interest in the tribe led to her living together with these indigenous people for years and dedicating her life to the fight for improvement in their conditions for survival.
The daughter of a Jewish family that fled the holocaust, Claudia Andujar was prompted to fight alongside the Yanomami people when she witnessed the extermination of entire communities for the construction of roads and the invasion of prospectors.