Photograph by Marco Vernaschi
Photographer Marco Vernaschi’s project “Biophilia” draws attention to Argentina’s indigenous cultures by photographing people in traditional dress and costumes. The woman photographed here is named Belén Cruz. She is a Suri, also known as Samilantes—a cultural group within the Quechua community. Cruz’s feathered costume represents the nandu, or rhea, sacred bird of the Suris. This portrait was one of several featured in the April issue of National Geographic magazine.
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