MITIANA ARBON shares a selection of intimate photos from Humans of Tuvalu – HOT.
Since its beginnings in 2010, Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York blog has been transformed and reformatted across the globe in countless countries providing readers with small insights on how others live. For many, nothing could seem further from the looming concrete environments of New York than the tiny Polynesian nation of Tuvalu. Located in the center of the Pacific, the country is made up of nine coral atolls comprising around 10,000 people. The islands are all incredibly low lying, with the highest point only 5 meters above sea level making Tuvalu one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. Despite only attracting fewer than 1,000 visitors each year, Tuvalu is listed in the top ten most ethical travel destinations for 2016. With other Pacific countries such as the Federated States of Micronesia, Tonga, and Samoa making the top ten as well. Humans of Tuvalu – HOT page provides the world a glimpse into the everyday lives of Tuvaluans, their quirks, their culture, and their stories.
This article was provided with the help of Humans of Tuvalu and Tamala Juliana Afelee.