(S. Paulo: Foto Milo), [circa 1960s?].
Softcover. Small square quarto measuring 7" x 9.25". 22 original gelatin silver photographs each mounted on card with a typed caption in German tipped on. Spiral bound with mylar covers, with the spiral just effecting the left margins of the images, a few of the images have detached from the card mounts but are fine and stable. While the photographer, presumably German, is nowhere identified, the images of the Zingu tribe are of superb quality. They include tribesmen hunting with bow and arrow or spears, fishing by hand, women performing tasks or posed with children or babies, dugout canoes, grass huts, and individual portraits. Undated but our guess is the 1960s. "foto milo. S. Paulo." written in tiny script on the edge of the final image.
The Villas-Bôas brothers began visiting theZingu in 1947. According to Wikipedia: "Orlando (1914–2002) and his brothers Cláudio (1916–1998) and Leonardo Villas-Bôas (1918–1961) were Brazilian activists regarding indigenous peoples. In 1961 they succeeded in getting the entire upper Xingu legally protected – the first huge indigenous area in all South America, and the prototype for dozens of similar reserves all over the continent." They were nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Wonderful and authentic images and possibly unique.