Young boy - Vureas, Vanua Lava
Some colleagues of mine were presenting a workshop in the village of Vureas, on the west side of Vanua Lava. On the last day, I hopped on the boat that was heading out to pick them up. When I met the chief after the closing ceremony, I asked him if I could take photographs. He looked alarmed and made it clear that I should not. Lucky for me, then, that I had already taken about ten while I sat in another part of the village, waiting for the workshop to finish.
This child appeared from a nearby doorway. The moment he saw me, he bee-lined back inside the house.