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Tapuicacas by Angela Sairaf

Discover the Secret Lives of the Masked Figures

Posted by Gestalten—07/2016

Brazilian photographer Angela Sairaf has spent the past few years traveling the world in search of Tapuicacas. With their bright, colorful masks, the Tapuicacas are hard to miss; with their plain clothes and pedestrian activities, they are unusually relateable. Of the elusive figures, Sairaf says, “Tapuicacas are closer than you think... their lives are top-secret and they never reveal their true identity.”

“I am lucky enough that some of them agreed to be photographed.” Indeed, see more photographs from the series below.

Images © Angela Sairaf