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Christian Thiel

BERLIN — The conventional wisdom goes that beautiful women have a difficult time finding mates because, among other reasons, there aren’t enough good-looking men to go around. And yet, it turns out that looks are not nearly as important in the game of love as is generally assumed.

Fairy tales and myths tell us that beauty is the trump card in finding love, that a beautiful princess has untold numbers of admirers. And if women’s magazines are to be believed, women need amazing perfume, regular workouts, great body lotion, the occasional whole-body peel, well-shaved private parts, an impeccable manicure, perfect make-up, and of course a fashionable hairstyle.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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