Cacique Huni Kuin
The cacique of the Huni Kuin people. He wears a headdress with harpya eagle and macaw parrot feathers. The Huni Kuin people are one of the most present indigenous peoples in Brazil. They live on the border with Peru in the lower reaches of the Jordão River, in Acre, Brazil in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.
“We try to stay close to nature because for us it represents our God. We fight every day to preserve and strengthen our culture in order to protect in addition to ourselves the nature, the forest and the planet.”
The people of Huni Kuin, Brazil, November 2019.
Author: Born in Hamburg, Germany, I studied communications, psychology and economics in Berlin and subsequently did my doctorate in the area of media economics.
Then a departure into a new world followed: Guided by the desire to spend some time abroad I went in 2010 to New York City, later to Buenos Aires and finally to Brazil. Here I started to work with plant medicines from the Amazon rainforest and became interested in the culture of indigenous peoples.
My experiences with these sacred plant medicines transformed me and my life dramatically and also changed the way I perceive things. My consciousness has opened up to the magic of nature and a strong bond with it has developed. At the same time, I discovered my passion for writing and photography.
My wish now is to express the beauty and power of nature through my photos and texts and to help bring the traditions and fascinating culture of the indigenous peoples to life.