People of the River

photo of a river in Brazil
Photo by Marcin Szczepanski

Event Information

January 8th through January 25th
Gallery, Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type

Through photography and video, Marcin Szczepanski, senior multimedia producer in the College of Engineering, captures the life of so-called ribeirinhos (river people) that inhabit the Pantanal region in Brazil. Pantanal, located roughly in the center of South America, is one of the largest wetlands in the world, with a wonderfully diverse ecosystem.

The exhibit portrays the changing nature of life in Pantanal and how its residents cope with the environmental, social and economic challenges around them. It also documents the work of Pantanal Partnership, the collaboration of U-M students with Pantanal’s residents and schools that aims to provide healthy water and renewable energy to the area by building water filters, bio-digesters and wind turbines.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Michigan Engineering and University Library.

Join us for the exhibit opening on January 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the Duderstadt Gallery.

Additional Infomation

Host Contact
Kathi Reister
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Last modified: 12/13/2013