A Waounan Girl gazes with unguarded calm into the camera. Few adults will pose in such a relaxed revealing way. Over the past 100 years of interaction with outsiders, most communities in the Darien jungle have endured endless deception and disappointment. Many adults remain wary and skeptical until convinced otherwise by deeds and actions.  

Puerto Lara, Darien, Panama


Jean-Philippe Soule 2001