Camilla is a lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Bristol. She has worked with Matses people since 2010, specifically with children and young people, and her research uses collaborative visual methods to examine social change.
The Matses are an indigenous people living in Peruvian Amazonia. They lived in isolation deep in the rainforest until recently, but in the past thirty years, they have become closer to the world of ‘chotac’ – non-indigenous people. Their traditional lifestyle in the rainforest is based on hunting and foraging, and to present date, the elders continue to hunt wild animals, fight off Jaguars, use medicinal plants and tell stories of dangerous forest spirits.