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The Long View with Neal Milner: Why governors and legislators clash over COVID rules; Two police officers sentenced in Kealoha case; Photographer refocuses business during pandemic; Matson vintage images now available for your home; Santa Diaries: Stories from Shaka Santa

Tommy Pierucki
Tommy Pierucki

Local boy, Zak Noyle is recognized as one of the best water photographers in the world.  His shot of trash arcing overhead in a wave in Indonesia is featured in National Geographic right now, and you’ve seen his work in Sports Illustrated and on ESPN.  He was senior staff photographer at Surfer magazine by age 25, but he’s seen the business change. He’s hoping this year’s Doris Duke Surf Film Festival will put a new generation of surf filmmakers on the map.

Matt Shallenberger
Matt Shallenberger

In the hands of a skilled practitioner, intriguing ideas are the seeds for resonant works of art.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, some interesting   ideas inform a ceramist and a photographer whose works  are on view now at the First Hawaiian Center downtown.

The Conversation: Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Mar 1, 2018
John Wehrheim

Proliferation of Double Utility Poles; New Jon Van Dyke Public Archive; Sanctuary Churches; Bhutan Exhibit

The Conversation: Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Joni Sternbach /

Homeless Youth; CHIP in Hawaii; Recovering MIA Americans; Tin Type Photography

Sun, Surf, Rock Stars

Jun 28, 2016


 Hawai‘i is a paradise for photographers and the range and quality of photographs available here is very high.  Now there’s a perhaps unexpected genre joining the offerings on Maui: limited edition, signed prints of famous musicians. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the quality of the images sets them apart. 

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa


  All the construction under way now recalls another period of intense development in Hawai‘i, from 1965-75.  During that go-go decade, tourism was booming, the Vietnam War contributed to military expenditures in Hawai‘i and real estate development went into high gear.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a photographer who documented the period from a less privileged point of view.

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa


  There are group shows, there are theme shows, juried exhibitions and one person shows and today,  curators are using art exhibitions to explore ideas as much as present a finished statement.  This year’s MAMo exhibition, short for Maoli Arts Month, was designed as an experiment in cross fertilization.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

“The Lab: Experiments in Photography,” works by Kapulani Landgraf, Ualani Davis and Dru Hara runs through May 28th at the Arts at Marks.  

The Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave.  778-6392

The Conversation: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Mar 30, 2016

Millennial Political Participation; Contemporary Photography; Report on Pesticide Use on Kaua'i; Japanese Tea Ceremony

Long View: Neal Milner

  First we'll cover some local science and tech stories, then we'll speak with David Ulrich about the PNM Photography in Hawaii contest. Then we'll have Kathleen Cabral tell us about the annual LCC Geek Day. Finally, we'll learn about an underwater robotics program called SeaPerch. We've invited Coast Guard organizer LCMD Andy Goshorn and the team from Wahiawa Elementary.

noe tanigawa

In the next five months, Pacific New Media, a branch of UH Manoa’s Outreach College, will offer over 60 courses on using media from Google plus to Adobe Premiere to your own iPhone.   Two dozen courses are aimed at improving picture taking by both professionals and amateurs, so HPR’s Noe Tanigawa asked for some preview tips.  

Pacific New Media courses:

Here, a listing of Spring 2014 lectures, including one by Jean Miele.  They’re free!

Local Photographer Turns Lens Toward Waikiki

Oct 17, 2012
Eric Yanagi

Nearly 40 years ago, a 22-year old artist decided to document the changing landscape of Honolulu's most famous neighborhood --- Waikiki.  That artist was local photographer Eric Yanagi.  

Thanks to a state grant, Yanagi completed the year-long project in 1973. His focus was on the community that was living in a rapidly developing Waikiki.  Now he’s compiled a collection of his photographs that are on display at UH Manoa, “Framing Paradise: Photography and Waikiki.”