Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle
An extensive gallery guide created to accompany the Barbican exhibition, Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle. The exhibition surveys the art and activism of the Brazilian photographer since the 1970s, alongside work by Yanomami artists and film makers.
For over five decades, Andujar has devoted her life to photographing and defending the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest Indigenous people. At a time when their territory is threatened more than ever by illegal gold mining, deforestation and the government’s wilful disregard of its constitutional responsibility, and as Covid-19 continues to sweep the globe, this exhibition also brings into focus the humanitarian and environmental crisis exacerbated by the pandemic.
17 June – 29 August 2021
165 × 240 mm
Saddle Stitched with double gatefold
Mānuka, ABC ROM
The gallery guide references the colour found in Andjuar’s infrared works, toning down the strong reds to pinks, and then overlaying the imagery with a metallic silver Pantone title to capture some of the ethereal nature of her black and white works.
There are two gatefolds positioned at the front and back of the guide, opening up to a map exploring the Yanomami land and further narrative imagery.
Titles are set in Mānuka, a compressed typeface with origins in woodblock lettering. The tight spacing and closed apertures reference the typography found in the early journals that Andujar was published in, as well as the dense canopy seen in a lot of her works.
Body text is set in ABC ROM, a characterful but serious typeface that gives a balanced tone to the content.
The inner content is printed in black on Newsprint, playing with the transparency of the 49gsm paper to reveal hidden details, referencing Andjuar’s overlaid vaccination imagery.
All content is ranged to the bottom of the page, growing upwards in a nod to the tree-lined environment of the Yanomami homeland.