16 Sep 2018

Object affection - reflecting the history of Chinese People in New Zealand

From Standing Room Only, 12:32 pm on 16 September 2018

Since 2012, photographer Dr King Tong Ho has been photographing Chinese New Zealanders with ancestral objects that hold great meaning for them. KT, who's a senior lecturer at AUT, calls his project Object Affection:Dialogues with ancestors. It's turning into a substantial and moving archive of both photographs and Chinese family stories. One of the aims of the exhibition is to get a conversation going about about the history and place of the Chinese people in New Zealand. KT's most recent works are about to go on show at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin, as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the nearby Dunedin Chinese Garden. Lynn Freeman asked King Tong Ho when he started the Object Affection archive: