Kaititiro – Wellington Documentary Collective
Hey folks. I am slacking somewhat in my blog posts but I do have a good excuse…….
I’ve been collaborating with a number of photographers in Wellington over the past few months to form a documentary photographers collective: Kaititiro Collective. Kaititiro means witness in Maori. We’ve been meeting once a month to show and discuss personal work, develop connections and ideas and eventually create collaborative documentary projects and organise funding and networking opportunities to further our reportage/documentary ambitions.
This week we’ve just completed our first group exhibition at Thistle Hall. An opportunity arose for a last-minute exhibition at Thistle Hall for a one week exhibition, and we had a week and a half to organise images, make and mount prints, agree on a name for the collective, and produce flyers and posters to advertise the exhibition. We managed to pull it off, combining a fair few late nights while balancing our day jobs. Below is a blurb about the collective:
Pulling together a group exhibition in 1.5 weeks was an amazing experience and really shows the power of collaboration and how photographers can pool together resources, skills and experience to help generate the type of photography work they are passionate about and wish to pursue. Now the exhibition is over, next comes the development of a website and future projects. Watch this space for further updates. Below are some images of the exhibition launch.