Pearl Divers

Photograph – William Plante

Windward and Leeward are sisters, born and raised in French Polynesia. One is named after the Windward Islands the other the Leeward Islands. Both dive deep into lagoons and retrieve Pinctada Maxima clams noted for their rare black pearls.

Windward lives on an island that shelters 4400 inhabitants, offers 9 taxis, 3 doctors, 2 infirmaries, 1 bank, 1 post office, 1 police station and 6 romantic resorts.

Leeward is on another island, held captive.