Photographer Greg Semu was offered the first residency at the Musée du quai Branly, Paris in 2006. Over a decade earlier, his debut solo exhibition was showing at Auckland Art Gallery, and he was shooting a music video for the Sisters Underground with veteran promo director Kerry Brown. Set around Mangere Bridge, their clip exudes a palpable warmth. Even if the lyrical references to MAC-10s and a hot and cruel June morning are nods to MC Hassanah’s northern (Nigeria via NYC) origins rather than the South Auckland neighbourhood (Four Square, PI church day n’all).
Made with funding from NZ On Air.