Friction of Terrain

a pedal-powered exploration through the heart of Zomia

a pedal-powered exploration through the heart of Zomia

Zomia. Image courtesy Wikipedia.

Zomia. Image courtesy Wikipedia.

Zomia, the highland areas of Southeast Asia that are outside traditional state control...Few things unite it, except its diversity — religious, ethnic, cultural, linguistic...Zomia is a sanctuary, a refuge for isolated, unassimilated communities.
— Frank Jacobs, New York Times

FRICTION OF TERRAIN is supported by the National Geographic Young Explorers Grant program.