The Falkland Islands, more than 7500 miles from their British sovereign, and 300 miles from the Argentinian coast have had their sovereignty disputed for centuries.
April 2nd sees the 30th anniversary of the invasion of The Falkland Islands by Argentine forces. The war with Britain that ensued ended on June 14th and saw the death of over 900 people. The political jousting between the two nations continues.
This project, shot in November 2011, aims to give some insight in to the lives of the Falkland Islanders. These islanders, some of whom are the ninth generation of their family to chose the islands as their home, are proud of their heritage and all they want is to have the right to continue their way of life and to have the right to determine their own futures.
The motto "Desire The Right" accompanies the coat of arms of The Falkland Islands.
This project is part of a wider body of work entitled 'Empire' which explores the last vestiges of the British Empire will be available on Reportage by Getty Images soon.