• 25May

    Ata Te Tangata | Studio One Toi TÅ«

    Grant Apiata, Russ Flatt, Tanu Gago, Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes, Emily Mafile’o, Natalie Robertson, Raymond Sagapolutele, Siliga Setoga, Pati Solomona Tyrell and Tuafale Tanoa’i aka Linda T.

    Curated by Rosanna Raymond

    Ata Te Tangata

    25 May – 15 June 2017

    Studio One Toi TÅ«

    Galleries One, Two, Three & Four
    Central Auckland






    Exhibition Details



    Commissioned by the Auckland Festival of Photography as part of the 2016 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Ata Te Tangata is a survey show focusing on current practice by photographers of Māori and Pacific descent from Aotearoa New Zealand.



    The people and landscape of the moana have been viewed and constructed by the lens of the West since first contact; photography played a huge part in contributing to the visual mythology that defined the Pacific body, the land and ocean.



    Ata Te Tangata redefines the gaze – the person behind the lens is genealogically and geographically a part of the community they are portraying allowing for more nuanced representations, reflecting the world around them. Their images tell a multitude of stories, bringing to light the people and landscapes of a contemporary Polynesian experience unique to Aotearoa New Zealand.



    Image credit: Mumu, Tuafale Tanoa’i aka Linda T, 2016



    Studio One Toi TÅ«

    1 Ponsonby Road,



    New Zealand 1021

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