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Photographs by Emily Mafile‘o (2nd of 2)

Photographs by Emily Mafile‘o

A young Tongan artist who is using a modern medium is the Ōtara photographer, Emily Mafile‘o. She photographs her own people from a Tongan perspective – a different approach from the European viewpoint in many existing photographs of Tongans.

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How to cite this page:

Melenaite Taumoefolau, 'Tongans - Pacific Islands identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3959/photographs-by-emily-mafileo (accessed 20 February 2020)

Story by Melenaite Taumoefolau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015