(Left) Mr. Khy Rin looks up at the canopy in a young Siamese redwood forest in Preah Sophea, Cambodia. The village chief says the young redwood trees in the community forest have been targeted by poachers whom often wait until the cover of darkness to enter the forest and cut down the endangered tree species.

(Right) A clear cut area nestled within a natural forest near Preah Sophea, Cambodia. Areas for cultivation are coveted for their ability to generate income through planting cashew and cassava crops. Village and forest community members are responsible for finding a balance between protecting natural forest and clearing areas for cultivation.


Natural forests contain the coveted Redwood. Valued for the distinct red color of the hardwood at its core, Siamese redwood often finds buyers in Chinese markets where the timber is crafted into furniture or ornamental carvings. Typically, hardwood from the core of a Siamese Redwood can fetch $1.30 USD/kg making it worth the risk for poachers in a province where the typical minimum wage is $1 USD per day.

Using hand tools, poachers enter the forest and first hand-drill through the soft outer timber at the base of the tree to gauge the amount of hardwood at the trunk's core. If a tree is deemed to contain enough hardwood loggers will fell the tree and transport it out of the forest by hand. Despite this estimation, however, loggers will often find the size of a young tree's hardwood is smaller than expected whilst felling the tree and abandon the tree partway through. This results in a number of young hardwood trees being left half-felled on the forest floor. Despite the efforts of local community members, poachers often go undetected due to the lack of resources the community forest volunteers have at their disposal. Shot for UNREDD, November, 2022.
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A diptych (comprised of two individual still images) illustrating the stark differences in climate between two small towns in lower mainland British Columbia, Canada. Images were taken less than 100km apart on the afternoon of July 22, 2022,


Left image: Tree pollen, shaken free by winds from the south-west, create summer flurries under clear blue skies in the lower mainland town of Hope, British Columbia*.

Right image: Less than 100 kilometers to the north, winds fan a wildfire burning near the town of Lytton, British Columbia. Helicopters filled suspended buckets from the Fraser river in efforts to fight the blaze burning just across from Lytton, which has yet to start rebuilding since it was completely destroyed by wildfires in 2021.

*Note: Less than 2 months later in early September 2022, the town of Hope, British Columbia (left image) would be threatened with a fast-moving fire that would trigger an evacuation notice and partial closure of the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1). British Columbia's Wildfire Service later declared that the increased late-season fire activity had set records for the number of fires detected per week between late-August and mid-October, 2022.

According to the Wildfire Service, the prolonged the fire season was attributed to a combination of higher than normal temperatures, and lower accumulated rainfall.
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Vanessa Lavorato, founder of Marigold Sweets and former host of VICE's 'Bong Appétit'. Bangkok, Thailand. January 2023. 

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A festival devotee adjusts his mask whilst having his portrait taken at the Phi Ta Khon Festival in Loei, Thailand. July 2022.

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Filmmaker and close friend, Tess Girard. Winnipeg, Manitoba. July 2022.

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Riot police extinguish smoke bombs thrown by protestors at Thai Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. November, 2020.

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A young herdsman rounds up horses in a grazing field near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. July, 2018.

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Participants leave the starting line during a local motorcycle race and meetup in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. 2018.

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Police form a line between protestors and Democracy Monument at an LGBTQ+ protest in Bangkok, Thailand. July 2020.

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A member of Papua New Guinea's National Forest Registry team examines a collected specimen near Kupiano, Papua New Guinea. May 2019.

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Student protestors raise the three-finger salute (taken from the Hunger Games) at a rally in Bangkok, Thailand in August, 2020.

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Young men play sepak takraw on the sandy, newly dried banks of the Mekong River near Vientiane, Laos at the start of the dry season. November, 2019.

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A Myanmar migrant waits behind cordons to greet Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to Talad Talay Thai—a district in Samut Sakhon province with a large Myanmar migrant community in June, 2016.

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The town of Lillooet in interior British Columbia, Canada rests between the banks of the Fraser River and the base of Mount Maclean. August, 2017.

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A local resident walks through pools in mud left by elephants in Chantaburi, Thailand. August, 2016.

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A family from Myanmar arrive at the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand for a protest against the coup in February, 2021.

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A member of the National Forest Registry team prepares to collect insect specimens near Kupiano, Papua New Guinea. May, 2019

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A young man stands for a portrait at the shores of Seton Lake in British Columbia, Canada. September, 2017.

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A young family pictured in Selenge province, Mongolia. July, 2018. 

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Water level markers show the low level of the Mae Kuang Dam near Chiang Mai, Thailand. March, 2016.

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A crisis worker stands for a portrait at the Fountain of Life Women's Centre in Pattaya, Thailand. July, 2018.

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A herder family pictured at their Yurt outside of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. July, 2018.

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A lab technician processes Covid-19 samples at Thailand's Department of Medical Sciences in Bangkok, Thailand. July, 2020.

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A portrait of a recent graduate in front of St. Joseph's Cathedral of Hanoi, Vietnam. 2019.

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Students tape over their uniforms to cover their name and school emblems at a student protest in Bangkok, Thailand. 2020.

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A restaurant owner watches as student protestors run laps in the streets around Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand in August 2020.

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Protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak listens to police describe charges relating to a small protest outside of the Bang Khen police station in Bangkok, Thailand in August, 2020.

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Miss Saigon pictured in Hanoi, Vietnam. April 2019.

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A protestor adjusts their veil at an LGBTQ+ rally in Bangkok, Thailand. July 2020.

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Myanmar nationals protest against the military coup at the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. February, 2021.

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A recently graduated young woman pictured in Hanoi, Vietnam. April 2019.

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A protestor helps spread a large LGBTQ+ flag at a rally in Bangkok, Thailand. July 2020.

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Students tie white ribbons in symbolic protest at the ministry of education in Bangkok, Thailand. 2020.

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A police officer moves through a crowd of protestors near Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. 2020.

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A newly engaged couple stand for a portrait on the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam. April. 2019.

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Sam does laps with his fellow peers during a  martial arts class in Brisbane, Australia. 2013

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Sam pictured in his home near Brisbane, Australia. 2013.

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Green and Duck (pseudonyms used) pictured at an orphanage/boarding school in Chiang Mai, Thailand where they have been living and studying since their mother was incarcerated for drug trafficking.

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A eagle for tourists to take photographs with rests at the top of Zaisan Monument in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. July, 2018.

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A pro-monarchy demonstrator holds a picture of the late King Bhumibol (at left) and his son (and present King) King Vijalongkorn during a demonstration near Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. July 2020.

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The hand of John, a logger pictured in Lillooet British Columbia, Canada. September 2017.

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A path cut through an field on the outskirts of Lillooet British Columbia, Canada. September, 2017.

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A self-portrait made from a continued experiment with soaking film in doses of caffeine, Zoloft (which usually constitutes my breakfast), and marijuana prior to exposure. The result forms a more accurate and honest self-portrait.

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