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