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Fieldwork

 

Vítor's research takes him to the remotest corners of the globe, where he uses his anthropological expertise and criminal investigation training to support indigenous communities in their fight against environmental destruction and cultural survival.

Yukuna elder prepares mambe, an ancestral medicine important to their identity.
A Maijuna family carries forest resources to sell at the local market.
Maijuna child learns traditional beekeeping practices.
Ayahuasca ceremony among the Noke Kuin people.
Adivasi girl takes her cattle for grazing in the armed-conflict area of Bastar.
Changpa woman assists her elder mother climbing down temple's stairs.
Caretos celebrate their ancestral Pagan rituals.
Adivasi man carries a dia-lamp during the Karma ritual.
Maijuna clears out fallen trees in the Sucusari river.
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Fieldwork

From the Himalayas to the Amazon, Vitor's ethnographic research focuses on a variety of topics, including: sacred rituals as mechanisms of resistance, shamanism & spiritual connection to place, traditional knowledge as tools against climate change.

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Photos

While fieldwork notes provide important context about peoples' lived experiences, photography communicates the ineffable by giving cultural expressions such as 'sacred rituals' a voice and meaning of its own. Vítor uses an experimental approach to photography based on his study of visual anthropology.

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Podcasts

Listen to some of Vítor's interviews on topics of fieldwork ethics, sacred rituals, resistance movements, storytelling, and more.

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Articles

Read some of Vítor's publications regarding his work and research.

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My mission is to inspire you with ethnographic stories about the many ways of being human and alive: from tales whispered by the last nomadic tribes of the Himalayas, to the sacred shamanic traditions of ayahuasca rituals in the jungles of Amazônia.

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