Why Wade Davis photographs

The Tyee featured Wade Davis, a UBC anthropology professor, who is also a celebrated explorer and photographer.

Davis discussed the cultural diversity represented in his new photography book.

“We have this idea that these Indigenous peoples, these distant others, quaint and colourful though they may be, are somehow destined to fade away, as if by natural law, as if they are failed attempts at being modern, failed attempts at being us. This is simply not true,” he said. “Change is no threat to culture, nor is technology.”