Photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson spent a week on Manus Island photographing the asylum seekers detained there. These are the stories they told. By Ashley Gilbertson.

Manus Island stories

This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Dec 24, 2016 as "Manus Island stories".

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Ashley Gilbertson is a photographer and writer with the VII Photo Agency, and regular contributor to The New York Times.