Afterimage Andrea Bruce

People of all backgrounds, including young Maori women, gather to celebrate Waitangi Day, which commemorates the first signing of New Zealand’s founding document Te Tiriti o Waitangi ("The Treaty of Waitangi"), on February 6, 1840

Photojournalist Andrea Bruce, a 2016 Nieman Fellow: 

This story for National Geographic magazine was about women gaining political power across the world. Here, in New Zealand, young Maori women stood alongside the New Zealand Prime Minister, who is a woman, and several Maori women who are political leaders in a ceremony called Waitangi. I couldn’t help thinking about how representation echoes through generations, multiplying possibilities. I could almost hear these young women saying ‘I can do that.’”

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