This project started out of curiosity about an industry I knew little about. After reading an article about the fires that devastated the Sumatran rainforest in 2015 I was left confused by the lack of news coverage for such a catastrophic natural disaster. The project grew into massess of notes, grant aplications, letters, emails, hours of research and finally a plane ticket to Indonesia at the end of May 2017.
This journey has taken me into the heart of the rainforest, to meet incredible people and witness unforgettable sights. It has also taken me to the darkest of realities, standing on dead land that used to be a complex and flourishing ecosystem. It's taken me to meet the children that will grow up in a different world to their mothers, and to stare at a deadly industry that's scale is much bigger than the country I'm from. We have the power to change this; in our actions, our words and by sharing the most human value of all- respect, for people and for nature.