Forest Woodward | The Sun Magazine #2

Forest Woodward

Forest Woodward is trying to complain less and listen more, all while making pictures of things he cares about. He lives in Franklin, North Carolina.

— From March 2023
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December 2020

A fragile strip of land separates the Funafuti lagoon from the Pacific Ocean.

December 2020

A splash at dusk as one of the local children dives beneath the surface of the lagoon.

December 2020

A rope swing on Nui, one of Tuvalu’s outer islands. The only way to reach Nui is to book passage on a ship that delivers supplies and passengers once every four to six weeks.

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December 2020

With help from a young boy, a fisherman cleans the day’s catch at a wharf on Vaitupu, one of Tuvalu’s six coral atolls. In recent years the sale of fishing rights to foreign companies has led to a drastic decline in local fishing.

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December 2020

One of Tuvalu’s outer islands, as seen from the airplane that lands at the capital twice a week.

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Tuvalu

Tuvalu is in danger of disappearing due to sea-level rise. The ocean around it is rising about one inch every five years, twice the global average. It’s estimated that an eight- to sixteen-inch increase will be enough to make the country uninhabitable.

December 2020

June 2024

One of Tuvalu’s outer islands, as seen from the airplane that lands at the capital twice a week.

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