Faces and bodies of local residents around Mount Mabu
After Mount Mabu became popular in 2005, when scientists became familiar with it using GoogleEarth, the mountain slowly became known as "a wilderness area", which was devoid of human presence. All the information and archives produced about Mount Mabu and the people living there were produced through what could be called a bird-eye-view approach and narrative that lacks intimacy, bodies and experiences of people living in the area. The effects of such deletion of local people from landscapes in other contexts have been violence against local people, evictions and dispossessions. This UpClose and Intimate view, seeks to bridge that gap that hopefully could help destabilize the colonial notion of wilderness, and rather celebrate the diversity of relations between people and natures. This collection brings to the fore the people of Mount Mabu and through their gaze invite the user to local people's ontologies and ways of living.
PhD, Anselmo Matusse
National Geographic Society; National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences- NIHSS_CODESRIA
Portuguese, English and Manhaua
Faces, bodies, experiences
Lugela District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
Angelo posing for a photo in from f his house with his wife, daughter and grandchild.