A traditional dancer in Rabaul, in the Papua New Guinean province of New Britain, where boar’s tusks are just the thing to give a man that special look.
A young dancer concentrates on his age-old art form in Assei village on Sentani Lake in Jayapura, West Papua.
A kundu drum solo, Kokoda, in the Owen Stanley Ranges of Papua New Guinea. The kundu drum is the preferred musical instrument of the Koiari people. In fact, in the dense, jungle-clad mountains, there are few other musical instruments – except the the harmonies of villagers; men, women and children – which are truly beautiful.
All Images Are © Vincent Ross
Vincent Ross Artist Bio
Vincent Ross has been a journalist for more than 30 years, working in newspapers and public relations, and over the past ten years as a freelance travel writer and photojournalist. He is 53, married to Lee-Anne, has three sons aged 23, 20 and 17 and lives in Adelaide, South Australia – known commonly as the driest state on the driest continent, Australia. Which isn’t quite true, because Antarctica is, in fact, the driest continent on Earth, having far less rainfall than any other land mass. People and places visited, written about and photographed over the past 30 years cover countries including Turkey, Thailand, Laos, Borneo, Bali, Sri Lanka, Israel, Greece, Britain, Scotland, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia, North Korea, South Korea, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, India, New Caledonia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, the Philippines, Argentina, Australia, the Falkland Islands and Antarctica. Vincent is a sub editor on a daily metropolitan newspaper, Regional Editor Asia Pacific for Unusual and Unique Hotels of the World and Managing Editor of the online humanitarian photographic gallery travelart.org. He is also past President of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and in 2004, won the Best Travel Feature Award, presented by the Korea National Tourism Organisation, for his feature article on a stay in a South Korean Buddhist temple.
Blog / Website: http://www.travelart.org