Indigenous Brazilian wins WIPO photo contest

Joanderson de Almeida won first place in WIPO's "Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities" photo contest. Isabela Back was selected among the 20 finalists of the World IP Day Video Contest.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian Joanderson Gomes de Almeida, 30, won the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities photo contest held by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Joanderson is a Pankararu indigenous from Pernambuco state and won the prize with the image "Puxar da Videira" ("Pulling from the Vine"), portraying a ritual part of the traditional Corrida do Umbu ("Umbu tree Run") festival. The contest's first-place winner wins photographic equipment worth up to . . .

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