Papua New Guinea: where colours and cultures clash in peace

By Bertrand Linet

April 2015 PHOTO ESSAY
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In August and September each year, Papua New Guinea erupts in a dazzling flurry as crowds of men and women congregate in dance and music, draped in all the colours of the rainbow. A “sing-sing” is a gathering of a few tribes and villages in the Oceanian country of Papua New Guinea, where people meet to show off their distinct cultures, dances and music. Its aim is to peacefully share traditions, with villagers elaborately painting and decorating themselves. Each tribe...

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Bertrand Linet

is a French travel photographer based in Penang. He tries to capture the beauty and diversities of the countries he is lucky enough to visit.