Life In Tuvalu - Pacific Island Striving To Mitigate Climate Change Effects
A personal project I always wanted to explore was to photograph life on Tuvalu –a tiny island nation in the Pacific. Tuvalu is very low lying. Its highest point is only 4.5 m above sea level. It has drawn attention from the UN as a place that could completely disappear with rising sea levels due to climate change in the next century. Tuvalu’s 11,000 people only have access to rain water, and dried coconut kernel is their only real export. Since originally visiting the main island with the EU, I long dreamed of returning with more time to photograph the people and their way of life, looking at how they are preparing for their future. Fortunately, this project gave me the opportunity to fulfill this dream.
FilonaGoodall is an Auckland based photographer who has spent the last 18 years working as a photojournalist in newspapers -most of her career with Fairfax NZ.
Fiona launched my freelance career after the birth of her second daughter and now works for various photographic agencies and in the media covering sport, news and corporate events.
Fiona loves capturing people in a natural way and creating images that exceed the brief. She is passionate about photography and work in a very efficient, collaborative and creative way to ensure the best possible results.
Memorable assignments to date include covering the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the monumentousfinal win for the All Blacks, roaming on the sidelines of nearly every Warriors home game for nine years running, and experiencing and documenting the devastation after the February Christchurch earthquake.
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