PACIFIC PHOTOBOOK PROJECT
In 2014, Torika produced the Pacific Photobook Project - a participatory photographic project that brought together photographic and publishing artists (Salote Tawale, Kirsten Lyttle, Michelle Lackenby, Daniel Boetker-Smith) and young people (aged 15-25) of Pacific Islander heritage to explore ideas around photography, storytelling and self-publishing.
The project was a community partnership between the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive and Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival. Free workshops were offered in Melbourne and Sydney, enabling participants to create photobook over 6 workshops - for exhibition at the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival, Melbourne and Information Cultural Exchange in Sydney. The books were then donated to the permanent collection of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council,
its arts funding and advisory body.