Antonio Briceño is a Venezuelan photographer and biologist whose work promotes the conservation of nature and indigenous cultures. In a series called “Gods of America,” Briceño creates portraits of indigenous people set against natural and cultural landscapes.
In each photograph, Briceño portrays a scene from the spiritual narrative of an indigenous culture. From a cascading waterfall to a headdress of fish, each of Briceño’s visual mythologies provides a glimpse into an aboriginal heritage in which life continues to unfold within the cathedral of nature.
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