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Portraits of Papua New Guinea

Saturday, February 13, 2010 by Marianne Elliott

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Portrait of girl near Goroka, Papua New Guinea

I have only one photographic passion. It is for portraits.

Since I left Afghanistan I've allowed my love for portrait to lie fallow. The last time I took any portraits was when I visited Papua New Guinea, more than a year ago. Tonight I finally sat down to process those photos.

They've made me think that I might like to take portraits of people right here in Paekakariki.

There is something about being far from 'home' that gives me the courage to ask people if I can photograph them. But will I have the chutzpah to ask my own neighbours?

Check back in here in the weeks to come to find out.

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2 Responses to "Portraits of Papua New Guinea"

  1. cath says:

    i love portraits also. so powerful. and yes – you do have the chutzpah 🙂

  2. asiyah says:

    How can they say no to you?
    Can’t wait to see the lovely photos. I hate having my picture taken but would love it if you took my photo. 🙂

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