Sarayaku, the people of the Zenith

Photographs from the Uyantza festival in Ecuadorian Amazonia
About This Project

Sarayaku is a village by the Bobonaza river in Ecuadorian Amazonia.
This small community of around 1300 Kichwa indigenous people became worldwide famous for their resistance against oil companies and synonymous of strength and resilience.
The Uyantza festival takes place every two years and lasts 4 days.
This ancient feast is unique among all the indigenous tribes of Amazonia and symbolizes life and reaffirms the sovereignty of the Kinchwa people of Pastaza province. A tribute and thanksgiving to the abundance of the forest and its gods.