Storytelling & Photo-documentary

Storytelling through visual art is an intentional tool. For many years photographers from outside of communities have used the art of photography to exploit vulnerable communities and share incorrect narratives and context.

Documenting stories with vulnerable communities or individuals requires patience, communication, transparency and deep meaningful intentionality, that serves the community or member of the story.

Through this journey as a visionary storyteller, the stories have confronted me to be honest about my creativity and my purpose. I wish to create change and healing amongst our communities for the sake of human and environmental life, and seek prosperous and peaceful living for our smaller communities.

Pukapuka | Cook islands | To Matou olaanga

Sumatra, Indonesia | The Palm Oil Industry

Rarotonga, Cook ISLANDS | mIKE tAVIONI-master carver & taonga


mangaia, cook islands| community traditions of au'au enua