Greg Semu (Samoa/New Zealand-Sydney)
Greg Semu (born 1971, in Auckland) is a New Zealand-born photographic artist of Samoan descent. Semu is largely self-taught as an artist and film-maker. In 1994 Semu was included in the landmark exhibition Bottled Ocean (1994), curated by Jim Vivieaere. In 1994 Semu also directed the music video for New Zealand hip hop group Sisters Underground’s classic song ‘In the Neighbourhood’.
Beside working as an artist, Semu has also worked as a commercial photographer. In 2010 he took portraits of New Zealand-born Polynesian rugby league players for a calendar produced by the Casula Powerhouse as a fundraiser and community outreach project for the Pasifika community.