In the early 2000s Fiona Pardington photographed a series of Ngāi Tahu hei tiki held by the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Pardington used a number of flashes per exposure, which illuminated the curves and crevices of each hei tiki and spoke to the traditional Māori idea that greenstone possesses its own light.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Photograph by Fiona Pardington, 2001
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