Real Malaysians

PhotographerAdam Yeo
Entry Description

While driving down from over 1,400m above sea level, I caught a rare glimpse of the indigenous peoples of Malaysia and took these shots through my window. Known as the Orang Asli, or ‘original peoples’, these jungle dwellers have been living deep within Malaysian rainforests for centuries. Today, they continue to live in fear as their ancestral lands and burial grounds are being taken away by state authorities for development. Forced to give up their homelands and stripped of their dignity, how different are they from wildlife that are driven down the road to extinction?

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Shooting what's real.