The Juruna of Volta Grande of Xingu have since the beginning of Belo Monte’s planning and construction, suffered huge and irreversible impacts on their health, safety and culture. The Volta Grande of Xingu, where fishing was once abundant, is drying out. Now fish is scarce, due to the barrage. This has tremendous consequences for the Juruna, forcing them to find other ways of feeding their families. This is completely changing their traditional way of life.
These images were recorded after the start of operations at Belo Monte mega hydropower plant.
Photographs taken during the shooting of “Amazonia Dammed”.