Pitcairn—an enigmatic place; legendary and infamous. A volcanic blip in the vast blue of the Pacific: two miles by one, Britain’s last Pacific Overseas Territory. Accessible only by quarterly supply vessel; no way on, no way off.
—Pitcairn and ‘paradise’ go hand in hand—Mutiny on the Bounty island, the Anglo-Tahitian idyll, the Hollywood darling. This façade slipped in 2004 when a total of 8 living Pitcairn men were convicted of sexual crimes against young girls. By 2015, just one child and 42 islanders remained. Paradise Lost.
—On Pitcairn, every problem is amplified—honesty is eclipsed by need, women relying on their abusers. In this most isolated of places, claustrophobia prevails while loneliness thrives. Relationships are fractured, locations bare scars.
—With history repeating, their story became my own.