Estava documentando um evento indígena em 2017 quando uma garotinha Kayapó perguntou se eu tinha interesse em fotografar Maria.
Pensei que fosse uma amiguinha dela e ela disse que iria chamá-la. Minutos depois:
" - Do you want to take a picture of Maria? She is very beautiful!" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Sure, bring her here! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Minutes later, Painkré brings Maria, a little doll whose body is painted with Kayapó motifs, just like her. The drawings were made to 'train' indigenous to paint other people's faces.
- "She looks just like me, doesn't she? She doesn't have 'hairs above the eyes'!" - asks Painkré, showing me the blue-eyed, white doll who, just like her, doesn't have eyebrows.