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Watch: Photographing Sāmoan tatau (tattoo)

Watch photographer Mark Adams discuss his 40-year project photographing Sāmoan tatau with Senior Curator Pacific Cultures Sean Mallon.

This interview was filmed in Te Papa’s Photography Collection Store in preparation for the selection of Adams’ works in the 2019 exhibition TATAU: Sāmoan tattooing and photography.