The Spirit of the Tierra del Fuego people, Selk’nam, Yamana, Kawesqar

Kyoto City Hall Square

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Originally a missionary, German-born Martin Gusinde (1886-1969) was also active as a cultural anthropologist and for extended periods between 1918 and 1924 resided in Tierra del Fuego, the archipelago at the southern tip of South America’s Patagonia region. His photographs of the time record the area’s indigenous peoples: the Selk’nam, the Yamana and the Alakalufe, who were later driven to extinction. Clad in animal hides and facemasks, bodies covered in ritual markings, their impressive appearance presents valuable insights into their culture and way of life. This showing marks the start of a worldwide touring exhibition timed to coincide with the publication of Gusinde’s photographic collection, Martin Gusinde: Selk’nam, Yamana & Alakaluf de Tierra del Fuego.
* This exhibition is part of the Kyotographie International Photography Festival.

[Related Event]
Floor talk: Martin Gusinde & the people of Tierra del Fuego
Date: Apr.18 (Sat) 14:30-16:00
Location: Kyoto City Hall Square
Admission: Free
Please refer to the official site for further details.

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from April 18, 2015 at 10:00 to May 10, 2015 at 20:00

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Martin Gusinde

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