We live in remarkable times – in a period of extraordinary innovations and awe inspiring technological advances - but also in an era of unprecedented destruction of our natural environment and the planet’s biodiversity. Most people are fully aware of many of the conservation and climate change issues that face us. But what about the catastrophic loss of the world’s cultures, languages and indigenous communities? Every two weeks, a traditional elder dies and with them dies an entire language and a deep knowledge of traditional rituals, powerful ways of being and unique cultural identity. I have dedicated my life to photographing those unique traditional cultures from our common past, still living in the present, for future generations.

"My greatest fear having been born into a polychromatic world is that my grandchildren - indeed all of our children - will one day wake up in a monochromatic world and never know that there has ever been anything else." Margaret Mead