Big Fence - Pitcairn Island

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Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific Ocean is extremely remote. It's serviced by a quarterly supply vessel, measures 1 mile by 2 miles wide and is inhabited by 44 descendants of the Mutiny of the Bounty. All of which became the subject matter of renowned Polaroid photographer Rhiannon Adam. In 2015 Adam embarked on the 10,000-mile journey from London to document the lives of the people who live there, (knowing their reputed hostility to outsiders following a string of high-profile sexual abuse trials) and that there was no way off for three months. The result was the island’s first in-depth photographic project to take place on the island exhibited the Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Leigh-on-Sea. 

Text by: Leonie Ellis

 

Sherry Collins