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This captivating photographic narrative is structured along four major themes of the islands' existence: the colourful, hot, and heady annual celebration of the carnival; the people and their forging of new identities with which to meet present and future challenges; and the islands unique display of land and the water environments, which give rise to an exuberant and exciting flora and fauna in a wide variety of habitats. The stunning photographs are complemented by a valuable introduction to the islands' history, answering such questions as why Caribbean Carnival began in Trinidad and not on other Caribbean islands, and why Latvians hold nostalgic conferences in Tobago.
|Publication date:||26th April 2006|
|Author:||Alex Smailes, Jeremy Taylor|
|Categories:||Photographs: collections, Places & peoples: general & pictorial works,|
Alex Smailes studied photography and communications at Filton College, Bristol in the UK. During his career as a photojournalist with Corbis Sygma, he covered diverse subjects from deforestation to mining issues. After covering the post-9/11 from Pakistan, he relocated to Trinidad and Tobago, where he continues to document island life in the region for international magazines and publishers. Jeremy Taylor is a writer, editor and publisher who has lived in Port-of-Spain since 1971.More About Alex Smailes, Jeremy Taylor