Whāngārā photographic exhibition goes online

An exhibition of photos illuminating climate change and environmental wellbeing – taken by the young student photographers of Whāngārā School – are now part of an online exhibition.

The project in collaboration with Track Zero, Through the eye of the Lens Te Tairāwhiti a photographic exhibition launched at Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, saw the students taking part in interactive science experiments and learning about mātauranga Māori and climate science from expert Earth Systems Scientist, Dr Daniel Hikuroa.

Award winning photographers, Te Rawhitiroa Bosch, Natalie Robertson and Te Tairāwhiti-local Hiria Barbara, shared their creative expertise and taught students how to use their cameras to become their own storytellers.

Bringing attention to climate issues from the perspective of our rangatahi, their selected images were mounted in a display at HB Williams Memorial library visited by the students, hundreds of festival-goers and the general public throughout October.

Check out more information about the project and the online exhibition at Track Zero THROUGH THE EYE OF THE LENS – TE TAIRĀWHITI