Sally McInerney Nauru Diary


Janet Clayton Gallery 2015

Two visits to the Republic of Nauru, November 2014 and June 2015

I knew nobody who’d ever seen much of Nauru. From field trips to other Micronesian islands I’d learnt not to trust guidebook descriptions and guesswork. So many things were being publicly said about Nauru and most of them of them were derogatory. Yet twelve thousand humans were living there: I wanted to see for myself, to wander about with my camera, talking to strangers and looking at things, and to share what I saw.