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Australian Museum highlights PNG culture

In the darkened spaces of the Australian Museum in Sydney, birdsong and chanting voices echo. Rounding a corner, you are surrounded by the illuminated faces of Papua New Guinean men, women and children in all their diversity.

The faces are large scale photographs taken by Puerto Rican photographer, Wylda Bayrón, who has spent decades in PNG. 

La Reina De Las Tierras Altas, 2014. © Wylda Bayrón.

“The peoples of Papua New Guinea are the curators of these images, and . . .

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