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Polyfest is the largest annual Polynesian Festival in the world - where secondary schools from Auckland compete and showcase their cultural identities and heritage in a community-focused gathering.

Glenn first photographed Polyfest in 1981 and returned to photograph it in 1993, 1999 and now again in 2011. Polyfest has grown into an event with 200,000 visitors over 3 days and having 6 stages in operation at a time. The design of costume for the performers has become a vehicle for emerging designers and one is always amazed at the introduction of new ideas.

All Images under Copyright by the Glenn Jowitt Trust - All  Rights Reserved.

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