Waikeria Prison Portraits

For the second year in a row Soldiers Rd has collaborated with Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan at Te Aomarama Maori Focus Unit, Waikeria Prison to provide a portraiture experience to the men in the unit. In New Zealand Māori are significantly over-represented in the prison population and underlying themes behind this include a lack of understanding aroundContinue reading “Waikeria Prison Portraits”

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Soldiers Rd is going to Europe and the UK!

Last year we did an interview with a German fashion magazine- Material Magazine, around cultural identity and the importance and potential we feel it has in determining who we are as people. We talked with Kira (the interviewer) about our social initiative going into prisons as part of a wider cultural programme reconnecting prisoners withContinue reading “Soldiers Rd is going to Europe and the UK!”

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!

We had the opportunity over Auckland Anniversary weekend to set up a stall and do portraits in The Cloud down on Auckland’s Viaduct. Among the wonderful people we met over the two days we were doing portraits, was this gentleman who wandered up to our stall and spoke beautiful fluent Maori to us. He told us heContinue reading “He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!”

Days 4,6&7- Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and Veteran’s Day

Firstly, sorry for the lack in posting.  I realise ACTUAL bloggers are updating their stuff everyday, and my uselessness is not from lack of things to say.  Everyone who knows me will tell you, that has never and will never be the case.  I ALWAYS have an opinion and something to say (I like toContinue reading “Days 4,6&7- Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and Veteran’s Day”