Rangatahi Matter

Rangatahi Matter

Denise Matene

Franklin Arts Centre
12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe

25 May - 15 June 2019

Opens 11:00am Saturday 1 June

Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography

Denise Matene:  Kyle

Denise Matene: Kyle

The work in Rangatahi Matter explores photography as a platform to get through to our youth. The work of Denise Matene is an attempt to say to our teenagers - you matter.

The artist states, "Teenagers hang out at my place. They get along and have fun. But in some cases there is also depression, suicidal thoughts and rage. With some there’s a history already. My reasons for capturing these images is to let people see these teens. I think about what will happen to them in a few years. Where will they be at? Will they still be here? "