Panama

 

This man is the helmsman for the village's huge dugout canoe. The 25 foot long boat has been hewn from a single massive tree trunk and may weigh up to a ton. The community pooled its funds and purchased an outboard motor, sparing them the chore of rowing and poling the heavy craft.

Embera Drua, Chagres River, Pana

Jean-Philippe Soule 2001