Image credit: Raymond Sagapolutele
Papakura High School
A nationwide, photography project for young people, focussing on climate change.
Good storytelling can change minds. The power of a photograph lies in the way it engages our imagination and involves us in an unfolding story.
Forest for the Trees i
Forest for the Trees ii
Forest for the Trees iii
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” (Greek Proverb)
As the days grow warmer and the climate changes from what my generation holds to as the nostalgia of what the seasons meant and the one totem that remains are the trees that grew around us.
With the changes to the urban environment we knew, intensified housing, the need to compact more into smaller spaces is making those marks of green dominated by flat patches of green grass.
Grass is cool and all, but you can’t climb it, it bears no fruit and offers no shade.
Urban forests exist, they are reminders of what can be if given a little more space.
Rakau, La’au, Tree – change maker.
Bind together like the Kahikatea Roots
Although these are not Kahikatea trees, the picture is likened to the uru (roots) of the Kahikatea. These roots continue to intertwine to make the tree stronger. This is a metaphor for people to come together to stop global warming.
Devastating the Land
Pine trees devastate the earth and the land becomes infertile
(Image captured in Taumarunui)