Photos by Lin Yu Chih Design by Valentino Barachini Copywriting by Matilde Vittoria Laricchia English translation by Massimiliano Barachini.
Extra edition in 50 copies numbered and signed 70 pages, 45 b/w photos. closed book dimensions 28x24cm. Languages: Italian and English.
FEARLESS tells about Atayal: they were taiwanese aborigines that live in a mountain region in North Eastern Taiwan. “Atayal” literally means genuine person or brave man. Taiwan aborigines – among whom Atayal represent one of the largest stock – have ever since been fond of hunting: hence the meaning of their name. Atayal were evangelized by missionaries, and are of Christian cult. These populations, heirs of ancient cultural traditions, have lived at the outskirts of developing Taiwan, and Governments often considered them as “unproductive communities”. Living in ignorance and misery, they lost many of their ancient traditions.