Tā Moko

Exhibition by Heloise Bergman for Photomonth

As part of The Cass Photomonth series, MA Photography alumna Heloise Bergman returns to exhibit the latest work from her extended Tā Moko series.

Tā Moko means tattoo in Māori, the indigenous language of New Zealand. In this new series of work, Héloise Bergman juxtaposes the photographic history of facial tā moko. She presents modern tā moko wearers simultaneously as the subjects of carte de visites, as their ancestors may have been, or as large scale contemporary portraits, denoting mana or prestige

Photomonth is an annual exhibition showcasing the best international photography at venues across east London. The Cass will also be showing COaxial curated by Helen McDonough from the 5 November and FACE UP, a portrait exhibition in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Private view: 8 October, 6-8pm in Central House's Foyer Gallery.



Photos of tā moko wearers

Central House

1-19 October

Private view: 8 October

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