Bruce Connew: Stop Over
Design Catherine Griffiths and Bruce Connew
Typography Catherine Griffiths
Vapour Momenta Books
Cloth, case-bound, 184 pages
Printed in Verona, Italy by EBS
Published by Victoria University Press and
University of Hawai'i Press
ISBN 978 086473 557 7
Indians first came to Fiji as indentured labourers in 1879. Since the Rabuka coup d’état in 1987, and three subsequent Fiji coups, Indian-Fijians have been emigrating from the country in earnest.
Stopover is a haunting suite of Bruce Connew photographs from the tiny Indian–Fijian sugar cane settlement of Vatiyaka, taken during seven visits between June 2000 and November 2003, placing an extended family inside a story of migration. Connew’s narrative captions and a short story by Brij V Lal, Professor of Pacific and Asian History at the Australian National University, take the reader to the heart of an embattled life.
This beautiful book was designed by the award-winning Wellington designer Catherine Griffiths, Epitome Typography and Design.
Stopover opened as an exhibition at Pātaka, Porirua, Wellington, August 2007.