Galeria Claudia Andujar is divided into three conceptual axes: A Terra [The Land], O Homem [The Man], and O Conflito [The Conflict]. The terms make reference to the sections of the book Os Sertões (1902), by Euclides da Cunha – The Land, the Man, and the Struggle –, that narrates the events of the Canudos war (1896-1897) in the backlands of Bahia. Both the literary work and the works present in this space offer an interpretation of how men and women relate with the fight for their rights and the recognition of their territory.
The display in the center of the second room gathers publications that witness the several facets of Claudia Andujar’s singular trajectory as an advocate to indigenous cultures, like the special Amazon issue of the magazine Realidade, published in 1971 with the first photos shot at the Maturacá village (Amazonas).
This first section exhibits the following series of the 1970s: Rio Negro; Cachoeira de Santo Antônio; Catrimani; Flora; Igapó; Lavrado; Maturacá; and Vitória Régia.