Earth & Conservation

The Skeleton Warriors Of Papua New Guinea

Watch as one photographer captures these stunning artistic images of the Simbu tribe in Papua New Guinea.

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In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, in a small village near the town of Goroka, a photographer from New York City became inspired.

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Roberto Falck is working on an ongoing photo project, creating portraits of different tribes and groups from around the world. When a local guide brought him to meet this group and their tradition of the skeleton, where tribes people are painted with white clay and black ash, Roberto was moved to capture them in a way he had never done before.

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