RAVE stands for Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition. In September 2015 a small group of Marine & Natural History Photography Alumni traveled to Kalimantan, Borneo to photographically record what local people called the Tane Olen – The Sacred Forest.
This richly biodiverse area of untouched, primary lowland rainforest is protected by the local Dayaks who took back ownership and continue to resist against the pressures of palm oil and logging companies. We had only 10 days in the rainforest to produce a collective archive of images that represented the area and the variety of species that lived there. The images are for the use of locals and organisations who wish to help promote and preserve the Tane Olen in its current condition.