Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog to discuss topics that can’t be answered easily, or are just some fun topics! Today is June 24th, 2008, I’m Karina, and I’m here to tell you about the supposedly ‘lost’ tribe in the Amazon Rainforest.
A few months ago, a photographer claimed that he found a Native lost Indian tribe in the Amazon Rainforest. Pictures of this ‘lost’ tribe helped back up his claim.
But just recently, he came clean and said that he faked half of the true story. The Indians pictured were actual Indians that were a part of a tribe, but they weren’t considered ‘lost’ or ‘undiscovered’.
“I think it is actually really arrogant of that photographer to do something like this. This one photo was so popular over the news, and he knew it was a fake. He should’ve come clean way before this photo came popular, because I mean he pretty much fooled a lot of people into thinking we actually contacted a ‘lost’ tribe.” says Royce, a writer at the Modern Typewriter.
The photographer took the picture to emphasize the importance of not cutting down trees in the Amazon Rainforest. He wanted people to understand that there are people out there living in the Amazon, and are becoming endangered because of logging.
“It’s actually in a way funny to me, because I mean he (the photographer) must’ve been a good practical prankster during his high school years, because to pull something like this off, you got to have not only guts, but some wit. And what else is funny is that all of the major news companies literally wrote articles on this one picture and now, when you go back to look for that article, you can’t find it. They deleted it.” says Melanie, another writer at the Modern Typewriter.
So what do you think? Do you think it was right of the photographer to take a fake picture to fool the world? Or do you think it was a mean prank? Leave us a comment to express your opinion!
Remember, I’m Karina, and this is the Modern Typewriter, OUT!
Picture Retrieved From: http://tinyurl.com/5sl4u4