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Artist in Focus gallery, Level 5, Te PapaPrevious Exhibition
Sadly, New Zealand photographer Glenn Jowitt died suddenly last year. This exhibition is a small tribute to his life photographing Pacific cultures.
Jowitt lived in Grey Lynn, Auckland, in the early 1980s. Cook Islanders were his neighbours, ‘Tokelau was across the road, Niue was in Summer Street, Sāmoa in Scanlan Street, and … the Tongan Church on Sackville Street’.
With his camera as a ‘licence’, Jowitt spent the next 30 years capturing the worlds of these Pacific communities. As he described it, ‘Some people are into spiritual journeys, some people are into money journeys, I’m into a people journey and my photography is an expression of that.’