Crow's Nest - PHmuseum

Crow's Nest

Ana Maia

2016 - 2017

Azores, Portugal

Corvo is the smallest island in the Azorean archipelago and is located in the westernmost point of Europe (39°42'6.75?N 31°6'6?W). 430 people inhabit the 17km2 that resulted of a volcanic eruption that occurred more than 10 thousand years ago. 42 children attend school – from the 1st to the 12th grade; 20 teachers that come from other parts of the country come to teach them.

The number of youngsters is decreasing over time, but many still remain and do not intend to leave, even though there are only four cafeterias, one restaurant, four small markets, one airport, one harbor and few other commodities, such as a nursing home, a medical center, a post office and a town council – that employs around 10% of the population.

How is it to be young and to live in such a remote and underpopulated island? How do these youngsters find love when half the island is part of the family? How do they develop themselves, internally, being this conditioned? How do they deal with sex, romantic relationships? How do they look at their future in the island?

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