While most of street artists using city walls etching their message in graffiti this photographer has used the Brazilian rainforest as a dramatic canvas instead. Philippe Echaroux is an activist artits, who decided to illuminate the Amazon rain forests with light projections of the faces of the Surui people to convey his powerful call for environmental action.
The tribe has been living like in the stone age until 1969, but now it became rather famous due to the technologies it has been using for protecting their lands.
According to Philippe Echaroux, the tribes are ´victims of massive deforestation and gold washers who did not hesitate to violate the Indian’s territory to seize deposits of precious stones’.
By illustrating the unflinching faces of people whose lives are directly affected, artist tries to remind the communities of the ongoing environmental threat of deforestation the area is experiencing.
The artist compares this process to death :“When you cut a tree, it’s like putting down a man.’
Street art 2.0 was crafted as a response to Indian chef Almir Surui Narayamoga, asking for his people’s plight to be highlighted and who himself travels around the world in search of people who could help him save the lives of the tribe.