Social Documentary / Visual Ethnography. Todd Henry is a documentary photographer, photojournalist, and visual storyteller. He is interested in capturing visual content that examines various aspects of our society that we often take for...
'Ilaise Fa'u weaves a traditional Tongan mat from pandanus leaves in Mu'a Community Hall, 'Eua. The Mu'a Community Hall serves as an important communal space for weavers and other traditional handicraft makers. The woven mats, known as fala in the Tongan language, are important items for utilitarian and gift giving purposes. They are a very time consuming to produce and take a great deal of skill to make.
Pandanus leaves prepared for mat weaving in Vei-Kae-Tau Community Hall. The teddy bear indicates the family and child friendly nature of community halls in 'Eua. Community halls provide spaces that are welcoming to all members of the community.
Mano Clayton, age 22, at the Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (Virgin coconut exporter and soap and cosmetics manfacturing) charcoal making facility in Henderson, Honiara, Guadalcanal. Mano is originally from the Florida Islands (Solomon Islands) and has been a milling officer for one year at Kokonut Pacific.
Jack Chottu (grandson of the founder of Chottu's Guadalcanal Products, left), age 23, Jonathan Atanikakia, age 21 (middle), and John Atanikakia, age 15 (right), in one of the workshops in the Chottu facility.
Cocoa processor and community farming association coordinator, Agnes Pilopaso, age 31, at the Tupaghotua Cocoa Partnership in the Guadalcanal Plains. Tupaghotua Cocoa Plantation, Plackpost, Okea, Guadalcanal. Agnes is in charge of an association of 164 cocoa farmers in eight different communities where she provides tools and training. In 2017 Agnes won an award for having the best cocoa powder and travelled to Barbados to receive her award.