Posts Categorized: Matsés

Matsés Profiles: Lucho, Shaman

Lucho Matsés shaman collecting vines

LUIS DUNU JIMÉNEZ DËSI (“Lucho”) Lucho lives with his wife Marina in the Matsés village of Estirón. He is a meticulous worker and it shows in everything he does. Lucho is renowned as a great healer among the Matsés. People often travel great distances to Estirón to receive his treatments. Lucho was the principle author […] Continue reading »

Acaté’s Dr. David Fleck Interview with Mongabay

Traditional Matsés dress and body paint Alicia Fox Photography

In an interview with noted conservation journalist Rhett A. Butler, Dr. David Fleck, Acaté’s Field Coordinator, talks about his history of living with the Matsés people in the deep Amazon rainforest. Fleck shares his perspective of life in the Amazon, its threats, and Acaté’s work. Originally posted here. Tribes in the Amazon are increasingly exposed […] Continue reading »

Portraits of the Matsés: An Interview with Alicia Fox

Portrait of the Matsés by Alicia Fox Photography

Photography has been described as the art of frozen time, the ability to store emotions and feelings within a single frame. It freezes time, capturing a slice of existence that may never be repeated again, and records that moment in life’s fleeting light. Alicia Fox, an Australian professional photographer, is a gifted artist who uses […] Continue reading »