Sepik River Portraits Project

compilation.S.L.Burgos, Ambunti Crocodile Festival, August 2018

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.

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(left) Jan Jansz Mostaert, Portrait of an African Man, c.1525/30                                                                                             (right) Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, c1665


(below)   Portrait of James Risho of the Insect People, Swagup PNG  as featured in Fotofestival Lenzburg, Switzerland 2019James Risho