11 Oct 2015

Tauranga's kuia and kaumatua captured on film

From Standing Room Only, 2:26 pm on 11 October 2015

Pakeha Tauranga photographer Bob Tulloch started photographing local kuia and kaumatua at their marae to preserve their images for future generations.

Maxine Reweti

Hinemoa Geraldine Reweti Photo: Bob Tulloch

He's been earning the trust of iwi and being invited in with his camera for several years, building up a large body of work that's also an historical record.

In 2014 he won a national photo award for his shots of the re-enactment of the Battle of Gate Pa. Bob is sharing a selection of images from his Faces of Tauranga Moana portfolio at the upcoming Tauranga Arts Festival, ahead of a major exhibition.