Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1985
Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Māori
4836 SPOT ON
- Whenua coloured silver gelatin print
- Purchased 2022
- 235 x 286mm
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Location: Dame Louise Henderson Gallery
Part of a series called Summering on Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri, these photographs were made by Bridget Reweti in response to another photographic series, Wintering on Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri, made by Ōtepoti Dunedin photographer Alfred Burton in 1889. Travelling to the same remote locations he photographed 120 years previously, Bridget reclaimed them through a different lens, one informed by the awareness that these site hold significance and memories for the mana whenua, Ngāi Tahu. She hand-coloured each photograph with whenua (earth) given to her by locals in each location, reconnecting her images with the experience of being present in the land, rather than ‘snapped and trapped’ views, separated from their physical and cultural context.
(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )
from Summering on Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri series.