Ed Greevy is an independent photographer in Hawai’i. Greevy began his documentation of land rights movement the 1971 with Save Our Surf because the various State/private interests plans to destroy surf/reef sites made no sense to him. This led to participation in other land rights struggles throughout the island of Oahu: Kalama Valley, Ota Camp, Chinatown, Waiahole/Waikane, Niumalu/Nawiliwili on Kaua'i, Coconut Grove, Waimanalo, Ewa, Sand Island, Mokauea Island, Heeia/Heeia Kea, and Kahana Valley.

Greevy’s contribution to resistance is through his long-term commitment in photographically documenting each struggle and making his work available to others who were/are resisting destructive development.

The photograph above shows long time Hawai'i activist Oliver Lee in the foreground. He is on Kalakaua Ave in 1981 amidst the action around the land dispute issue concerning Nukoli'i on the island of Kaua'i. Behind Lee, talking with a tourist, is Georgette Myers.

See more of Greevy’s work
1972 < > 1987
Sand Island Struggle
Save Our Surf