In November 2021 I visited Ocracoke Island to start a project interviewing the people that live there and create a "community portrait."
Ocracoke is part of North Carolina's Outer Banks, a narrow strip of sand jutting out into the Atlantic all the way down to Ocracoke. While it's connected to the Banks, the island and its village are quite their own world. It only takes a 50-minute ferry ride, but as soon as you drive off the boat you start to feel an atmosphere unique to American coastal communities.
More on this project - including the stories of the people you see here - coming soon.