Photographer Jocelyn Carlin


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Copyright © Jocelyn Carlin 2004
The group of atolls known again since separation and independence as Tuvalu were largely first inhabited by Samoans 2000 years ago. The language is similar as are many of the customs, beliefs and traditions. One such Polynesian custom is to honour the dead, the 'unveiling' however is quite a modern concept for Tuvaluans. A man prepares the grave of his female cousin for the first anniversery of her death.
Other Galleries in this exhibition
Pacific Kiribati 09 | Environmental Stories from the Pacific Region | Pacific News -Tonga | Pacific News - Tonga2 | Another War Story | Tuvalu | Legacy Tuvalu - The Footprint on Funafuti | American Samoa and Samoa | Solomon Islands | Nauru/Kiribati/Fiji