Sepik River Portraits Project

Sepik River Portraits Project


In August 2018 Burgos set up a field photo studio to capture portraits of 100 individuals from the Sepik River community. In addition to the images she recorded each individual’s name, tribe and village affiliation. The form­at, pose and lighting reference classic formal Flemish portaiture.




(above) S.L.Burgos, Ambunti Crocodile Festival, August 2018

(right) Jan Jansz Mostaert, Portrait of an African Man, c.1525/30

(upper right) Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, c1665