Ata Te Tangata


Studio One Toi Tu • 25 May - 15 June

5:00pm Wednesday 24 May
9 - 7 Mon-Thur, 9 - 5 Fri, 9 - 4 Sat
1 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011
Grant Apiata, Russ Flatt, Tanu Gago, Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes, Emily Mafile'o, Natalie Robertson, Raymond Sagapolutele, Siliga Setoga, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Tuafale Tanoa'i aka Linda T. Curated By Rosanna Raymond.

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 Maori and Pacific descent from Aotearoa NZ.  

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 NZ.


Tuafale Tanoa'i, mumu

Thanks to:

AC-CC    studio one

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