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Garimpeiros The Wildcat Gold Miners of the Amazon Rainforest

Exhibition Credits

Curated by Jeffrey Hoelle, UCSB Associate Professor of Anthropology and Jonathan Rissmeyer, Senior Artist, UCSB Library, this exhibition is based on fieldwork conducted by Jeffrey Hoelle, Michael Klingler, and Peter Richards funded by the National Geographic Society. Michael Klingler took all of the photographs. For a more detailed account and additional photographs and videos, see “Gold Glimmers in the Amazon.”

Jeffrey Hoelle is a cultural anthropologist and the author of Rainforest Cowboys: The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia.

Hoelle's talk "The Anthropology of Rainforest Destruction" on February 13, 2018, was part of Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series.