Bruce Connew – Stopover


Size: 136 x 185mm
Pages: 184 pages, features 61 duotone, 9 colour photographs + texts
Type: Hardcover, cloth, case-bound
Edition: Open Edition
Designer: Bruce Connew & Catherine Griffiths
Publisher: Victoria University Press & University of Hawai’i Press
Year: 2007
ISBN: 978-0-86473-557-7

SKU: RPB006 Category:


‘Stopover’ was published by Victoria University Press, Wellington, New Zealand, and co-published by University of Hawai’i Press, Hawai’i, USA, and launched with grace and sustenance amongst the cane cutters and their families, and in the shade of a giant mango tree.

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.

by Bruce Connew, Catherine Griffiths, Brij Lal, Padma Lal, Jogindhar Singh Kanwal and Amarjit Kaur in Vatiyaka, Fiji, 2pm, Saturday, 25 August, 2007.