The village of Asan probably derives its name from the word Hassan, which means scarce or rare in Chamorro. There are several theories of the origin of the name of the sub-community of Ma’ina, which comes from the Chamrro word ina (to illuminate or shine on).
Tamuning is a Carolinian word which was given to the area where Carolinians settled beginning in 1849 after a typhoon devastated Lamotrek and Satawal. It may be that Tamuning is the name of the Carolinian chief’s clan.
Photography as an art form is relatively new on Guam. There have been visiting photographers on Guam since the early 1900s. However, the evolution of photography as a form of artistic expression of the island residents has only happened within the last thirty years.
Used to document Chamorro life