These photos show a Kapoho that is no more – and now they're being sold to help lava victims

PUNA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - The lava-reflected orange glow of the skies above Kapoho is not something you'd typically see in a photograph taken by Jordan Naholowaa Murph.

Murph, a Hawaii Island native who grew up in Puna, works as a professional photographer based out of Oahu and San Francisco who frequently shoots major events for Sports Illustrated. Recent assignments have taken him to the NBA Finals, and he has worked Super Bowls and at the Olympics for the magazine.

It was on such an assignment that Murph, for the first time, was sent home. His direction was to look for impacts of of the eruption on sporting life, and he found plenty – just not the kind many would have expected.

"I wanted to illustrate the Hawaiian subsistence sporting life, what people don't normally see or know about our culture and home," Murph said.

Prints of the photos he took on that assignment are now on sale, with proceeds benefitting those who have lost everything in the eruption.

"All proceeds after the costs of materials & shipping will be donated to Native Hawaiian kupuna and farmers in Puna that have been displaced by Kilauea's new eruption that began on May 4, 2018," Murph says.

To visit Murph's website, click here.

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