MEET THE MATIS

Meet the Matis is an exhibit featuring the photography and art work by Carl Parris and his fellow explorers during their expedition to meet the Matis Indians.  This exhibit will explore their daily survival skills, customs and struggles to maintain their culture as the modern world comes closer and more threatening to their way of life.  The exhibition includes hunting weapons like blow guns, poison darts, spirit masks, medicinal and religious artifacts along with photos, drawings and video.

 

The Matis Indians live deep in the Amazon jungle in the far western corner of Brazil. Their protected territory is the size of the state of Maine and is home to the largest number of “uncontacted” tribes in the world. They first made contact with outsiders in 1976 and shortly thereafter were nearly wiped out due to exposure to ‘foreign’ diseases. They live in two separate villages with a total population of roughly 290.  Carl Parris visited the Matis twice in 2018 during the rainy and dry seasons to observe their way of life. 

 

Photos are for sale as indicated on the image labels. They can be ordered in two sizes: 8"x10" approx $125.00 or 11"x14" approx $175.00. Seventy percent of the proceeds will be donated to a fund for the Matis.  They are in desperate need of anti-venom kits.  Each kit costs about $120 for two doses and they would need at least 2 doses at each of the 3 communities.  Additional funding will be used to help them purchase a new boat.

Carl will share his travel experience with a virtual slideshow and a talk on Saturday February 13 at 3pm. 
Register in advance for this event here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

You can place the order of a photo by sending an email to queencity15gallery@gmail.com specifying the title of the image and the size. The retail price includes shipping. Queen City 15 Gallery will get in touch with you for the payment and the shipping details. Thank you for your support.

Jeff Toorish
Mike Herring
Mike Herring
Mike Herring
Mike Herring
Mike Herring
Mike Herring
Mike Herring
Mike Herring
Mike Herring
Mike Herring
Mike Herring
Carl Parris
Carl Parris
Carl Parris
Carl Parris
Jeff Toorish