Tuvalu Time

This month I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days in Tuvalu, on the island of Fogafale which is one of the 30 islands that makes the coral atoll that is Funafuti.  I was there to capture images of a dredging and seawall project being undertaken by Hall Contracting on behalf of the Tuvaluan Government.

Tuvalu is recognised as being the first country that will disappear due to climate change – an increase in sea level of just 20-40cm would make Tuvalu uninhabitable.

Here are some of the images I shot for Hall.

The stars fade as dawn breaks
The stars fade as dawn breaks
Pre-start lineup
Pre-start lineup
Fishing at Dawn
Fishing at Dawn

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Kids play on the dredge pipeline
Kids play on the dredge pipeline
Happy faces
Happy faces

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Playing on a portion of beach that was just created that day
Playing on a portion of beach that was just created that day
Rugby on the beach is now a possibility for the children of Fogafale
Rugby on the beach is now a possibility for the children of Fogafale
Hoping to catch dinner
Hoping to catch dinner
Kids taking shelter from the sun in a J-bin
Kids taking shelter from the sun in a J-bin

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Rain is the island's only source of fresh water
Rain is the island’s only source of fresh water

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