Over the following year and nine months, Vice NZ featured a number of my photos, photo essays, and written work, some of which were popular on Vice's main international platform. I was given some really interesting photo assignments, and I travelled to Tonga and the Chatham Islands on Vice photo missions. These are trips that I will never forget.
I extend my sincerest gratitude to the team at Vice New Zealand for giving me a chance to get my work out there, and for taking my concepts and proposals seriously. Vice NZ gave me the opportunity to be involved in projects that I could only dream of before. It was always exciting to have something published with Vice and I will miss working with the team.
While I am sad that Vice New Zealand recently closed its Auckland office, I am also excited about the future and where it may lead as the team settles into other journalism roles. Networks will be extended, and I am sure more exciting projects will be created.
The Spinoff recently published a story featuring "The best of Vice New Zealand", which showcases some of Vice's most memorable pieces, including a few of the stories that I photographed.
The best of Vice New Zealand
With Vice NZ sadly closing its doors last week, here's a round-up of some of the excellent work produced by the editorial staff over the last few years. The New Zealand editorial arm of global youth media outlet Vice closed on Friday, with five...