Photographing the People, Plants, and Animals of the Amazon

Manu National Park in Peru is not only one of the most biodiverse places in the world, it’s also a park that many people call home. The Matsigenka, and other tribes, live within this massive remote rain forest. Photographer Charlie Hamilton James talks about the challenges of accessing the park and visiting a village where previously uncontacted people experience their first brushes with modernity.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Charlie Hamilton James
VIDEOGRAPHER: Shannon Sanders
VIDEO EDITOR: Edythe McNamee