Photographer Jocelyn Carlin

Kiribati 09

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Copyright © Jocelyn Carlin 2009
Families, particularly often the men on Tarawa, Kiribati, spend many hours building coral rock walls to either protect their homes or to reclaim land eroded away by coinciding storm surge and high spring tides. They build a walled enclosure filling and compacting it with organic and inorganic waste. The environmental and social issues concerned with damaging the coral reef and polluting the lagoon seems to be a secondary concern to protection of land and homes from seawater inundation.
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