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Ashaninkas in the Village of Quempiri, Peru

 
Picture of an Ashaninka (Campa) man in the village of Quempiri, Peru near the Ene and Apurimac Rivers.  Photographer Chuck Clark traveled extensively in Peru, in both the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes, photographing the indigenous people there.  Notice his photographic style of using a shallow depth of field to focus on the subject.  This is in sharp contrast to the "F64 Club," those photographers who used view cameras and a wide depth of field (aperture F64).  Clark used a 2 format camera (Hasselblad) rather than a view camera or 35mm camera.  Unlike a view camera, this medium format camera proved to be ideal, being portable enough to carry into the Amazon Rainforest, yet giving high quality resolution that 35mm was incapable of achieving.  Few photographers of his era had the equipment or the opportunity of creating the important historical images that are featured in this photo gallery.

 


 
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Photograph Copyright Chuck Clark, all rights reserved. Ashaninka in Quempiri, Peru