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American actor Viggo Mortensen presented in Paraguay the book “Hijos de la Selva” (Children of the Jungle) by Argentine anthropologists Federico Bossert and Diego Villar, a collection of the photographic legacy of German scientist Max Schmidt about the Paraguayan and Brazilian Indians.
The book presented Friday in Asuncion, and which goes on sale Oct. 15, brings back the life and times of the adventurous researcher Schmidt, who traveled tirelessly around the Paraguayan Chaco and Brazil’s Mato Grosso region in the early 20th century, its authors told a press conference.
Schmidt’s photos, chosen personally by Mortensen, show members of indigenous communities that were almost unknown until the German researcher documented them in their daily activities and with stunning portraits shot with a heavy old camera with glass plates that he carried around the jungle. Read the rest of this entry »