Te Ahi Ka, The Fires of Occupation by Martin Toft / Pouma Pokai-Whenua
hard cover: linen + letterpress + HS, 165 x 205 mm, 200 pages, 89 pictures, editing and sequencing: Rafał Milach, paper: Fedrigoni Tatami Ivory 135 gsm, Munken Pure 100 gsm, Crush Kiwi, typeset in TT Norms, printing & binding: Argaf / Warszawa, publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2018
There are two cover versions: a female version featuring an image of a fern used by Maori women as a means of purification, protection and prayer. And a male version featuring an image of flames; embers are traditionally wrapped in a Ponga tree leaf (silver fern) to carry the fire from one village to another as a symbol of occupation.
Kassel Dummy Award 2018 – shortlist
PHotoEspaña 2019 – finalist, Madrid, Spain
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