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Fiona Pardington, 'Greenstone heitiki 16401, Otago' (2nd of 3)

 Fiona Pardington, 'Greenstone heitiki 16401, Otago'

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
Reference: 2001/37/2
Photograph by Fiona Pardington, 2001

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How to cite this page:

Peter Ireland, 'Photography - New directions, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43228/fiona-pardington-greenstone-heitiki-16401-otago (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Peter Ireland, published 22 Oct 2014