Māori artist and photorgrapher Te Rawhitiroa Bosch evokes the magic and intensity of the human experience with his work. In this podcast Te Rawhitiroa shares how he has come to his unique and empowering photographic style which focuses on people, performance, and our relationship to place. In this episode, we hear Te Rawhitiroa break down his experience of traveling the world, connecting to various Indigenous cultures and his experience being welcomed into community through protest and celebration. We hear how Te Rawhitiroa sustains his body, mind and spirit on this epic year long journey and we gain insight into his personal account of being on Mauna Kea in Hawai'i during the first arrests of Kanaka Maoli practicing peaceful resistance.
Here is the conversation with Te Rawhitiroa Bosch:
Music on this episode by the following artists: Maisey Rika, Trinity Roots, Iva Lamkum, Halau O Kekuhi, Rob Ruha, and Majic & The Acoustic Activists.
More about the artist:
Te Rawhitiroa is currently on a connective journey from Canada to Hawai'i, from Holland to Morroco and beyond, documenting the human experience and connecting our stories through imagery. In his journey, Te Rawhitiroa captures the beauty of humanity within daily existence while celebrating the importance of indigenous peoples and their connection to place.
"As I travel around this world of ours, I reflect, and I’m grateful for the opportunities I have to connect with such a diverse range of beautiful people, epic places and rich cultures. I’ve been loving reconnecting with old friends from throughout the years and meeting new friends as I move from place to place. It reminds me that regardless of what is happening around the globe, this world of ours is full of beautiful people and for that, I’m grateful...
E kore aku mihi e ngū ki a koutou e te whānau, mō koutou e tautoko nei i ahau i runga i tēnei haerenga āku. Tēnā koutou e pupuri nei i te ahi kā o te kāinga, kia pai te rere haere o te waekaikapua nei.
I am grateful for all of your generosity and support, and for all the magic that is yet to come!!" - Te Rawhitiroa Bosch