Current Location:
Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall -> 2nd Floor (FINK)
Location Notes:
FINK; 2nd Floor; hallway left of Suite 203, across from Classroom 221

Maijuna Children

Dr. Jim Penn
Gift of Dr. Jim Penn
Artworks - Height: 13.5 in Width: 18 in
A young girl and boy smiling, on a boat in the middle of a river.
Historical Context:
"These Maijuna children and their tribe face a very uncertain future as a large road project is planned for their native lands. The loss of indigenous language and knowledge is a huge problem in the Amazon. Researchers and conservationists rely on indigenous people of the region in order to understand their natural world, and why humans use this world and its biodiversity the way they do." - Jim Penn

Wikipedia Summary:

The Peruvian Amazon (Spanish: AmazonĂ­a del PerĂș) is the area of the Amazon rainforest included within the country of Peru, from east of the Andes to the borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. This region comprises 60% of the country and is marked by a large degree of biodiversity. Peru has the second-largest portion of the Amazon rainforest after the Brazilian Amazon.


Photography is the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.

Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. With an electronic image sensor, this produces an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing. The result with photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image, which is later chemically "developed" into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing. A negative image on film is traditionally used to photographically create a positive image on a paper base, known as a print, either by using an enlarger or by contact printing.

Photography is employed in many fields of science, manufacturing (e.g., photolithography), and business, as well as its more direct uses for art, film and video production, recreational purposes, hobby, and mass communication.

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