Héloïse Bergman

Tangata Whenua (People of the Land)

Tangata Whenua means “people of the land” in te reo Māori, the indigenous language of Aotearoa, New Zealand. These portraits are exposed directly onto New Zealand leaves using the plants’ chlorophyll as a natural alternative process. For the past six years, the artist has been returning to their homeland, to collaboratively document the revival of tā moko, traditional Māori facial tattoos.