Hell or Heaven … Manus …

… it all depends on your perspective …

As intimated in an earlier post … my new pic essay from the work on Manus Island Papua New Guinea documenting the plight of detained asylum seekers and the lifestyle of the islanders – entitled “Manus Island – Heaven & Hell” – is now up on both my personal site and that of the photojournalist collective ‘fotostrada’.

Twenty six images contrasting the idyllic but basic lifestyle that Manus Islanders have enjoyed for centuries with the new phenomena of asylum seekers from the Middle East, north Africa and west Asia amongst their midst. A distinct clash of culture.

The essay may be found on my personal site here “Manus Island – Heaven & Hell” … and on the  ‘fotostrada’ site here “Manus Island – Heaven & Hell”.

Below is just one image from the essay … one that I missed during my edits on the island but found recently whilst doing a recap !

Image © Brian Cassey

Manus Heaven & Hell by Brian Cassey - Manus Island PNG

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