From January to September 2020, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents the first large European retrospective devoted to photographer Claudia Andujar. Since the early 1970s, she has been committed to the cause of the Yanomami Indians living in the heart of the Amazon rainforest and is the author of the most important photographic work dedicated to them to date. A founding member of the Brazilian NGO Comissão Pró Yanomami (CCPY), the photographer has played a fundamental role in the recognition of their territory by the Brazilian government. This exhibition highlights Claudia Andujar’s extraordinary contribution to the art of photography and the defense of human rights, as well as the preservation of the environment and cultural diversity.
Further enhancing the exhibition, the Fondation Cartier publishes a catalog presenting the artist’s photography, as well as excerpts from her notebooks. It will also include texts by Claudia Andujar, Thyago Nogueira—exhibition curator—and Bruce Albert, an anthropologist who spent time living with the Yanomami, as well as a map of Yanomami territory and a chronology that documents both the artist’s commitment to their cause and the history of one of the last tribes of the Amazon rainforest.