Salt commissioned Colombia-based photographer Bram Ebus to trek into the Sierra Nevada mountains and take up-close shots of the beautiful Kogi people.
For centuries this native American tribe has lived in harmony with the earth – fighting off threats from armed gangs, miners and climate change.
The Kogi treat the Sierra Nevada mountain range as a single system. They practise slash-and-burn agriculture and maintain farms at various altitudes, making long journeys between them on a daily basis. The different crops provide them with a rich and healthy diet.
Their instinctive and sustainable approach to farming and living has meant the community has thrived for many generations.
Kogi children play football.
A house built by the Kogi tribe.
The river: The world’s natural washing machine.
The Poporo: A gourd which contains powdered lime for consuming the coca-leaf.
A Kogi family poses outside their home.
To read our full exclusive story on the extraordinary Kogi community, see the next issue of Salt magazine, out July 1.
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Photo Credit: Bram Ebus