Photographs taken on the north side of the Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada, 1999 - 2000

Around the globe, the hunting-gathering cultures are almost gone, most of their languages and their knowledge about the world will disperse in the next generation. On the coast of British Columbia once inhabited by rich and complex hunting-gathering cultures, there are no real shamans left as far as I know. I looked therefore for the shamans inside those who live there now. I believe that in each of us there is a part that wants to know the nature as intimately as the shamans did and there is a part that wants to control and profit.
The control and profit fared much better over the last few thousand years but ultimately the humanity will need both parts in perfect balance to survive on this planet.

Christopher Grabowski, Nov. 2000

See also: Curriculum Vitae Biography Photography