Current Projects

Our Voices

The goal of ‘Our Voices’ is to educate people about the lives of those with disabilities and their support networks. Janneth’s belief is that this education will lead to more open, tolerant and equal communities that celebrate difference rather than stigmatize it. Read more…

Indelible Identity

A few years ago while traveling to Bogotá–the city I was born, I found myself walking in a dangerous neighbourhood looking for a tattoo parlour. At the time having a tattoo in Colombia was still related to lower class individuals and criminals. But for me, tattooing had different connotations as I was already living in New Zealand. For me, tattooing was part of our own identity, ethnicity, and culture. Read more…

Edge of the East: A Christchurch documentary project

The Edge of the East project is a collaboration between Christchurch City Libraries and the University of Canterbury to create a documentary photographic record of New Brighton. Read more…

In One’s Own Land

Sam’s family survived the Cambodian Genocide–they were escaping from imprisonment when he was born. As a small child, he lived horrific experiences at the Khao-I-Dang refugee camp in Thailand. His early life is a crude example of what no child should have to endure; yet his life now is an example to follow. Sam reveals his story with sincerity and openness. He tells of his transformation, the various hardships duri his life, and also the acceptance he has found as a refugee in New Zealand.

Read the book here…