Visit to San Francisco

This past weekend I was in San Francisco visiting my friend Ian Mackenzie. Ian is a brilliant anthropologist and his life’s work has been working with and writing the only dictionary for the Penan of Indonesia. The Penan is an indigenous Bornean rainforest tribe whose way of life is being forever changed by rampant resource extraction.

In 1995 he published Nomads of the Dawn with Wade Davis and Shane Kennedy. To this day it remains a powerful, tragic testimony to a disappearing way of life.

Nomads of the Dawn

3 Responses to “Visit to San Francisco”

  1. Art Wolfe says:

    Visit to San Francisco: This past weekend I was in San Francisco visiting my friend Ian Mackenzie. Ian is a brill… http://bit.ly/5WirYg

  2. Bill Steen says:

    Nice post in that it brought back a rather brilliant piece of work that I guess you could say went largely unnoticed. However, you neglected to mention that many of the photographs, notably some of those with the most impact, were taken by one time Natl Geo photographer David Hiser.
    Would be nice to share the credits with him.

  3. Very Good Post, marvelous work, made a great feel on heart.
    Cheers
    Yuri Arcurs

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