Unchanging Asia: Forgotten People "Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose." – Alphonse Karr (The more things change, the more they stay the same.) While globalization is ‘changing’ Asia at an unprecedented rate, millions of Asians continue to live and work with handed-down technology in traditional economies and regions that remains utterly unchanged. They carry on much as they always have for hundreds of years, abiding and prevailing, untouched by the change. Who are they? They are salt workers harvesting saltpans, the fishers and duck farmers on a river, migrant tea pickers, nomadic herders, wooden ship builders on an estuary, metal smiths and woodcarvers, brick makers, vegetable dye makers, rice farmers, produce sellers on floating markets and many, many more. The people within these economies not only count on natural resources, but also on their own human resources: traditional knowledge; discrete skills; physical endurance; forbearance; religious faith and their place within their communities. They maintain their dignity in a network of human relationships: family, kinship, religious faiths, neighborhoods, and social groupings. They are the custodians of their local environment, their culture and heritage, keeping the process of life in constant motion. These communities are robust when left to their own devices, but are fragile when confronted by mega-projects that will dam a river, flood a valley, mine a mountain or remove a jetty They are on a perpetual quest to care for themselves and their communities. They press on as they have for generations, servicing the world they live in and our urban world as well. They endure, prevail, survive, abide, and sustain. They are forgotten people of ‘Unchanging Asia’ Since 2011 I have been travelling extensively in South East Asia to photograph these realities as I find them, with out mediation of any kind.