Forging a New Identity in Sabah
Photograph by Barnaby Hall.
Introduction by Barnaby Hall
I graduated from Duke University in the spring of 2003 with a degree in history and an interest in photographing local and indigenous communities. As a Hine Fellow in 2003–2004, I was placed with the PACOS (Partners of Community Organizations) Trust in Sabah, Malaysia. PACOS is a community-based organization created to develop the overall quality of life of indigenous communities in Sabah, Malaysia's second largest state. By documenting the history of these communities, which are located in forested land that is being razed for oil palm plantations, PACOS works for the legal recognition of indigenous people's land rights.
Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow 2003-2004
Barnaby Hall, a 2003 Duke graduate in history, is a photographer with an interest in local and indigenous communities. He worked in Cambodia and Afghanistan while an undergraduate.