Sataua Savaii, Western Samoa 1982

Glenn Jowitt, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Western Samoa in 1982.
Image: 390 x 264mm
cibachrome print
Athol McCredie writes:
"Glenn Jowitt’s photographs of Pacific Islanders…can be assumed to have political intentions insofar as they also ‘bring to awareness’ by presenting a positive, sympathetic picture of the richness of various island cultures. Jowitt’s apparent wish to counter the Polynesia of the tourist brochure by offering an alternative, ‘truer’ view does, however, run the risk of his photographs being read with no less a tourist sensibility than the brochures. Polynesian life, it can be argued, is something to be experienced, not viewed on a gallery wall."
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1985
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Jul 1985


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