About the Book
Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands, enjoys a fine selection of beautiful beaches, from soft sandy stretches protected by a long sheltering reef to exposed inlets constantly reshaped by pounding ocean waves. The spectacular vistas make it easy to overlook the small details under foot.
The photographs in this collection focus on the small marvels along Saipan's shores -- the delightful and often-delicate details. I photographed all of these subjects just as I found them.
Inspired by his experiences as an exchange student on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Kerry G. Hill became a journalist. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1980, he embarked on a 20-year newspaper career in Wisconsin and Illinois -- half of it as the national/international news editor of the Wisconsin State Journal, the state's second-largest daily. Today, he is in charge of communications for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, one of the premiere institutions in its field. In recent years, he has been gaining recognition for his photography, including two solo exhibits in Madison.