NIKKI SLOAN, BIANCA HENNESSY, EMMA ROBERTS and MAEA BUHRE curate a selection of images from the 2013 Pacific Field School
Last December, in a so’o (collaboration) with the National University of Samoa and University of the South Pacific, ANU students engaged with Samoan culture through research, practical assignments and dance performances on the 2013 Pacific Islands Field School offered by the College of Asia and the Pacific. This photo essay is a selection of images from a photographic exhibition currently displayed at the ANU showcasing the work of those 16 students.
These photos illustrate their experiences with Samoan people and culture, highlighting their learning and reflections. The trip also included a visit to visit the family of an ANU student, Mitiana Arbon, in Tafua Tai village. ANU students are mentioned by their first name in the captions. For more of a taste of their time in Samoa, watch these videos by Anna Pavlakis.
The full exhibition is on display in the main entrance of the Coombs Building, ANU until the end of October.
There are many people to thank for bringing the Samoa exhibition into Coombs. Most importantly: Katerina Teaiwa, Emma Roberts, Nikki Sloan, Bianca Hennessy, Maea Buhre, Lewis Hirst (and the Asia-Pacific Learning Community), Tamai Heaton, Andrew Walker, and all of the talented student photographers.