“when i went back to new zealand in 2011 to photograph the coast and country where i grew up, a māori woman i met told me i was looking to touch my ‘tūrangawaewae’ – which loosely translates as ‘a place to stand’. it speaks of the external world being a reflection of an inner sense of security and foundation. the mountains, lands, rivers and waterways to which one can claim a relationship express an intimate, internal sense of connection, and empowerment. i am not māori, but within these places i hadn’t seen for 35 years, it rang true.

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