Moving Image & Photographic Stills, 2016
In the Māori tradition, introductions often take the form of Pepeha (which is literally translated as 'First Breath').
Pepeha is more than just an introduction though, it gives insight into the questions "Who am I?" and "Where did I come from?" Pepeha serves as an acknowledgment of our connections to our ancestors and to the world. Pepeha is a reminder that we do not stand as individuals, but as a collective.