Image credit: Raymond Sagapolutele
Titahi Bay Intermediate 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.
Te Kawa Robb
Te werowero – The challenge
Confronted by the scale of waste metal during our field trip with Naenae College, Annie (foreground) and Iona’s expression speak to the weight of the issue around us, the wasteful behaviours, and the reality of how much needs to change in order for us to tackle climate change.
E tipu e rea – Grow up tender young shoot
While it’s critical to confront the scale of climate change, and see what work needs to be done, many of the tools and solutions are already in our hands. The seeds of knowledge and the skills that go with them are how we support our future generations to be prepared and live differently to previous generations. For tangata whenua, these skills are connected to our whakapapa, our identity, and are the best starting point for climate change solutions.
Ebb and flow
There is a simple beauty in the way water flows and runs along our coastlines, an ebb and flow reminiscent of the Moana Oceania concept of ‘Alofa Mai, Alofa Atu’ – Love Given, Love Received.
We care for the oceans, rivers, lakes and streams and they will care for us. Their health is tied to our wellbeing as humans and the larger story connected to our ever fragile climate.
Alofa Atu 2022