You have a little something on your lip. This guy has tied a couple of boar tusks under his nose to look fierce although his friendly grin is not helping in that regard. Proud to be photographed and representing the Konmal Tribe, he was in Mt Hagen for the annual Highland Show.
Mt Hagen sing-sing, Papua New Guinea
The Mt Hagen Show is a 'singsing' involving traditional dances, singing, ritual performance and feasting. The event was first staged in 1961 before PNG's Independence as an event to unify tribes and is held annually during mid-August. If you time it right you can also attend the Goroko singing that follows in September.
Written by Dean
Photography by Dean