Photographer Jocelyn Carlin

Legacy Tuvalu - The Footprint on Funafuti

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The Taisala

Copyright © Jocelyn Carlin 2006
A man walks through Spring tide floodwaters to his home in the taisala. On the over populated Fogafale islet, Funafuti atoll, the 'borrow pits' have become squatter settlements for outer-islanders, the land is leased and homes are constructed with whatever materials can be found. Waste management on the islet is a constant struggle for the kaupule, the town council in the absence modern systems to deal with modern waste, let alone people who are forced to live in these areas.
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