Like the wild whirlpools of the Amazon river, Mads Nissen's powerful black and white images draw the viewer into a dark abyss.
Mads Nissen, who was born in 1979 and studied at the Danish School of Journalism, was just 19 years old when he first travelled to the Amazon region. In 2006, he decided to transform his fascination for the area into a long-term project. Over the next six years, he repeatedly journeyed through the Amazon basin – the largest connected landscape area in the world, which is spread over 9 countries.
Mads Nissen's series presents a richness of grandiose, apparently untouched, natural panoramas. His really interest, however, is in the tribal groups of this exotic primal region, and the conditions they live in. Consequently, he headed deep into the rainforest to reach isolated villages, as well as the poor neighbourhoods of industrial jungle settlements, to meet gold prospectors, hunters, farmers, miners and prostitutes.
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