Martin Schoeller: Shooting the Kayapo Warrior Tribe

One of our favorite portrait photographers Martin Schoeller recently had a talk at National Geographic Live! about a unique project he had shot in the remote Brazilian Amazon where the Kayapo people balance the old traditions of their ancestors and some of the technologies of the 21st century.

Schoeller might be more well known for other types of portrait photography but his look at the people of Kayapo is certainly special. He and his stuff brought with them all the gear that they use to take to a professional shoots including several large cases of lighting equipment – not a simple task when your subject is a tribe living in the heart of the Brazilian jungle. The result it a unique documentation of the traditions and life of one of the most colorful tribes of Amazonian Indians.

Here at LensVid we love Schoeller’s works and already published his previous talk on National Geographic Live! on “The Power of Photography to Relate” as well as a behind the scenes video on “Shooting for Time Magazine 100 Honorees of the Year” as well as “The Making of “Identical: Portraits of Twins”” – a topic which he also briefly discusses in the National Geographic Live! talk.

You can watch more videos of interesting photographers on our photographer section here on LensVid.

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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