Ridwan Alimuddin is a journalist, writer, photographer, and videographer living in Tinambung, West Sulawesi. He has published dozens of books on maritime culture, mainly based on his independent research for many years. He is also an activist who promotes the local culture of West Sulawesi and is the founder of Perahu Pustaka (The Boat Library), a moveable maritime library that sails around the islands of West Sulawesi.