PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanyThe French photographer.
ArtistJocelyn Janon
CreditJocelyn Janon.
Video URLView

TINAKU [*] [*] Germinate, prolong, conceive, growth. “Tinaku” is an attempt to explore the relations between photography and Maori culture growth in New Zealand. In the Maori cosmogony, all things have an origin, a set of primal ancestors, from which they are descended (Whakapapa). Including the kumara (sweet potato). The mauri (life force) of the growing kumara (sweet potato). Kumara, a way of seeing. Photography, a way of showing. Like the kumara, culture and photography cannot exist without the light, the sun.

Born in Champagne (France), Jocelyn Janon is a photographer interested in recording change and continuity in society, particularly in New Zealand where he has lived for more than 20 years. After years of working in IT, Jocelyn moved to New Zealand (2000) where he now photographs people. People moving, running, arguing, dancing, jumping, protesting, agreeing, swimming, smoking, flying, crying, working. Doing nothing.