As a standalone art installation this piece from French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux is both a striking and beautiful, however the underlying message being conveyed is anything but that. Part of an exhibition opening at the Galerie Taglialatella in Paris on November 11 titled “The Crying Forest” the projections of indigenous tribe members onto the amazon rainforest are designed to draw attention to the huge levels of deforestation that threaten it.
The projections of indigenous Brazilians onto the forest symbolise the deep connection the two share and place importance on the need to preserve their home and the amazons resources. For this particular project Echaroux focused on the Suruí tribe of Brazil, led by Chief Almir Surui Narayamoga. With the help of the Brazilian government Echaroux was asked to come up with a project to highlight the issues they face.