Maori woman from Hawkes Bay district, 1890s - Samuel Carnell of Napier
the thing that makes me sad about old photos like these is that they can always remember the year it was taken and who took it but there’s never any names as to who the people in the photos are
I went to an indigenous feminism exhibition in Wellington 2 years ago and they explored the use of women in imagery and photography. One artist had found a post card with one of her tupuna on it with no name. She created an image using her face, it was blacked out and it was honestly one of the most powerful images I have ever seen. All that was visible was the top half of her body and her hair.
Hey whoa I think that’s my work purple0black0star is talking about, it is being exhibited in Auckland next month as a part of the Auckland Photographic Festival. Please check it out if you’re in the Tāmaki Makaurau rohe. http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/mata-waka/auckland/manurewa
I’m also doing stuff everyday over on whakaahua.tumblr.com
Pretty pleased where this is going… Hopefully I have some free time for painting soon. I have a little exhibition coming up in April with some really cool local ladies, working on a series of witches and spellcasters.
The best thing.
Natasha Poly backstage at Alexander Wang
Christmas in the Hollywood Hills, 1955.
FSNKLVR Leather Backpack
Photo by stefano carloni