Portraits of Papua New Guinea
Family Portraits for All, Giving photos not just taking them
by Tasmin Brown
About the Book
The portraits contained within these pages were taken, among others, during a journey around the Papua New Guinea Highlands and Islands. The people I met along the way were friendly and open, inviting me into their villages and eagerly smiling for my pictures. I hope this small selection of images conveys the vivid colours and pride of this traditional culture.
This trip and my interactions with the local people touched me in a lasting way, and I was pleased to be able to leave something behind by carrying an instant camera to offer family portraits for the villagers to keep. The smile on a mother’s face and the amazement on a child’s, as their first-ever family portrait slowly developed on the film in their hands, was fantastic. It was out of this experience that the non-profit organisation Portrait Equality was started. Please visit us at www.portraitequality.org