1 Apr

“The Moon Lake or Yaci Uaruá – The Amazon Horsewomen of the Sea River” – Elza Lima

The life of riparian women is the theme of Elza Lima’s photographic exhibition in the Brazil/United States Cultural Center gallery in the city of Belém (State of Pará). “thegreenclub.com.br” makes available to its readers some photos of those horsewomen through the eyes of one of the greatest prides of photography in the Amazon region.

Elza Lima has been a photographer since 1984. Her work is dedicated to Amazon spaces and her production is characterized by the use of open scenes capturing dreamlike situations of fast-changing times. She has already exhibited her work in the United States (New York), Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Portugal. Her works may be seen in collections of Museums such as MASP (in São Paulo) and MAM (in Rio of Janeiro).

In 2003, she was awarded a research scholarship by the Arts Institute of Pará to conduct a research study at the Nhamunda, a legendary river owing to the assumed existence of “Amazon Horsewomen” in the Francisco Orellana trip, during the discovery of the homonymous river. That research is still unpublished and requires a second phase to be completed.

She is currently the official photographer of the Executive Office of Culture in the State of Pará and has been developing a documentation work on the cultural manifestations in the river known as Baixo Amazonas (Low Amazon River) in the State of Pará.

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