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Year 5 Fellows

Lehuanani Ah Nee

Lehuanani Ah Nee
Year 5 Fellow

Keaukaha Hawaiʻi

Lehuanani was raised in the Hawaiian Homestead community of Keaukaha, located in the district of Hilo on the Island of Hawaiʻi. Raised in a village style setting, Lehuanani’s skills in the art of photography were self-taught. She is a visual story teller with her photography. A descendant of story tellers of oral histories through hula (native Hawaiian dance), mele (songs) and oli (chants), she uses her photography to keep telling stories. Her culture inspires her story telling. Creating imagery that contribute to perpetuating her Hawaiian cultural stories provides a foundation for the next seven generations to come and stand upon.