Finalmente llegó la confesión: la famosa foto de la tribu no-contactada no fue tan accidental. El fotógrafo Jose Carlos Meirelles sabía lo que estaba buscando porque datos sobre la ahora célebre tribu se conocían desde 1910. Imagino que todo un debate se abrirá sobre si una foto -si una mirada- es suficiente para contactar a alguien y si eso desbarata en parte el purismo del aislamiento.
Según The Guardian:
Survival International, the organisation that released the pictures along with Funai, conceded yesterday that Funai had known about this nomadic tribe for around two decades. It defended the disturbance of the tribe saying that, since the images had been released, it had forced neighbouring Peru to re-examine its logging policy in the border area where the tribe lives, as a result of the international media attention.(...)Meirelles, one of only five or so genuine sertanistas, has no regrets, arguing that the pictures and video released to the world were powerful and indisputable evidence to those who say isolated tribes no longer exist. 'Alan García [the President of Peru] declared recently that the isolated Indians were a creation in the imagination of environmentalists and anthropologists – now we have the pictures.'