Exploring through the power of personal stories
South Pacific Stories is an outsider’s journey into island life. We are traveling to a world defined by the ocean; it’s the home of great navigators and artists, and the site of both historic oppression and modern resurgence. We will learn about life from the people who live here, where islands are so far flung they rarely appear together on one map.
We will listen, follow, and ask the people we meet to choose new sources and locations. The stories you find here will come from those experiences.
This project begins as a scouting mission in the summer of 2018. We will begin in Tahiti, travel through some of the Tuamotus, on to the Marquesas, and back to the Society Islands.
Journalist and storyteller Jennifer Kingsley, the project founder, will work with photographer Eric Guth and filmmaker Matt Mastrantuono.