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Trinidad and Tobago by Alex Smailes, Jeremy Taylor


Trinidad and Tobago by Alex Smailes, Jeremy Taylor

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.

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

26th April 2006


Alex Smailes, Jeremy Taylor

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Macmillan Education


216 pages


Photographs: collections
Places & peoples: general & pictorial works



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