2019 : 05 May Alex Mao Photo Award

Paul Samson; Onzo Bike; I saw the Onzo Bike looking kind of cute against the early morning view of the marina and Rangitoto
Zhi Xuan Lin; Electronic screen; Seeing with screen, without eyes.
Zhi Xuan Lin; Home; Grandfather's Water bottle, forever.
Zhi Xuan Lin; Flower of evil; Beauty is like a flower in the dawn
Jasmine Tuia; mānava (1); Manava   has multiple meanings associated with the physical, and the spiritual politics of the body, specifically the Samoan/Oceanic body. 

The term translates to stomach, which points to the mid area of the body where we breathe and give/hold life. Manava also means ‘to breathe’. Within the term, there’s further phrases that connects the physical body to the environment or space (nature) and to the spiritual world. ‘Mana’ refers to the spirit/energy held within our bodies, and ‘Va’ speaks to the in between space(s)/energies of the physical and the spiritual realms. These photographs represent the self determination of the Pacific body, specifically my own, as a Samoan womxn in this political, environmental and social climate.
Jasmine Tuia;mānava (2); Manava   has multiple meanings associated with the physical, and the spiritual politics of the body, specifically the Samoan/Oceanic body. The term translates to stomach, which points to the mid area of the body where we breathe and give/hold life. Manava also means ‘to breathe’. Within the term, there’s further phrases that connects the physical body to the environment or space (nature) and to the spiritual world. ‘Mana’ refers to the spirit/energy held within our bodies, and ‘Va’ speaks to the in between space(s)/energies of the physical and the spiritual realms. These photographs represent the self determination of the Pacific body, specifically my own, as a Samoan womxn in this political, environmental and social climate.
Jasmine Tuia; mānava (3); Manava   has multiple meanings associated with the physical, and the spiritual politics of the body, specifically the Samoan/Oceanic body. The term translates to stomach, which points to the mid area of the body where we breathe and give/hold life. Manava also means ‘to breathe’. Within the term, there’s further phrases that connects the physical body to the environment or space (nature) and to the spiritual world. ‘Mana’ refers to the spirit/energy held within our bodies, and ‘Va’ speaks to the in between space(s)/energies of the physical and the spiritual realms. These photographs represent the self determination of the Pacific body, specifically my own, as a Samoan womxn in this political, environmental and social climate.
Pete Galula; Darkness My Old Friend; there's something mystical about the Grafton Bridge when the sun sets and seeing it black and white
Pete Galula; Ragged Serenity; Taken in Karekare, sun going down on the ragged auckland west coast but a peaceful feeling nonetheless
Nathan Lockhart; Customs street; City life is so high pace.
Nathan Lockhart; Beth Hell; Just a day a Bethells Beach
Nathan Lockhart; Grey Beauty ;My friend and I were just mucking around one day along the waterfront when I snapped this picture.

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