Through the Eye of the Lens – Te Tairāwhiti
In the third collaboration 18 students from Whāngārā School explored climate change and environmental issues in the Te Tairāwhiti region through the lens of a camera.
Combining science and art, the class shared their views on climate issues and on mātauranga Māori and science with leading Earth Systems Scientist Dr Daniel Hikuroa who zoomed into the classroom via the internet (on account of being locked down in Tāmaki Makarau). They then spent a week with professional photographers Te Rawhitiroa Bosch, Hiria Barbara and Natalie Robertson (who also zoomed in due to COVID 19 restrictions).
Powerful statements and images taken from the point of view of the group of rangatahi, as well as a selection of photos from Te Rawhitiroa, Hiria and Natalie, will be on view in a free exhibition at the HB Williams Memorial Library during the Festival and online, here on Track Zero’s website.