Our Place. Our Climate. Our World.

Come along to this digital photo exhibition showcasing more than 150 images, captured by young emerging talents and seasoned professionals. Witness their unique perspectives on the effects of climate change on the taiao (natural world) and the challenges their communities will encounter.

Banner image: Saunoa, 14, 'Greenest Grey', Naenae College. Image courtesy of Track Zero.

FRI 9 FEB - MON 8 APR 
ORIENTATION SPACE, TE AO MĀRAMA
FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Through the Eye of the Lens is a nationwide artistic venture focused on climate change, spearheaded by Track Zero in collaboration with professional photographers, climate experts, local communities, and renowned arts festivals.

In each location across Aotearoa, young individuals aged 10-17 engage in photography workshops led by some of New Zealand's most accomplished photographers. These mentors not only share their creative insights but also impart knowledge on mastering their own digital cameras, which they given. The participants are encouraged to convey their perspectives on our environment, our world, and the impact of the climate crisis on their communities through the lens of a camera. Additionally, they delve into climate science and mātauranga Māori with leading NZ scientists and experts and actionable steps toward a resilient, carbon-neutral future.

Visit the Museum's Orientation Space to view a selection of photographs, created and curated by, these young photographers.


Arihia, 10, Ngāti Konohi, Ngāti Porou, 'Te nui o te haurehu', Te Tairāwhiti
Whangarā School. Image courtesy of Track Zero.

Roald, 11, 'Sea Life' Whakatū Nelson Intermediate School. Image courtesy of Track Zero.

Rakairoa, 17, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, 'Puhirangi' Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna. Image courtesy of Track Zero.

Felix, 12, Wānaka, Mount Aspiring College. Image courtesy of Track Zero.

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