I Am Polynesian

As part of an intensive photography workshop in Salt Lake City, Utah, I decided to do a story on the Polynesian community. Since I'm half Polynesian and originally from Hawaii, finding pacific islanders in the middle of Utah was intriguing. It started off as a story about "them" but very quickly became a more personal story about "us". I learned a lot about this community and in turn a lot about myself.

I am expanding on this project and plan to tell more in-depth stories highlighting individuals in the Polynesian community. Here is what Iā€™m looking for:

  • Person of Polynesian descent.

  • Has an inspiring or interesting story.

  • Willing to have photos to be shared publicly for promotional purposes and possible publication.

If you or someone you know is interested, please reach out to me or complete the volunteer form below.