Children of Papua 20

Jessie T. Ponce Photography

A Boat Trip

I chose this scene, one of my favorite photos, to be the final image for this series, Children of Papua (Yes, the series has finally ended!).  I caught them already on a boat and ready to depart this dugout park in Kiunga and so I didn’t get to interview any of them to find out who they were and where they were going.   I can only guess that the children were primary school kids and the lady was their teacher and they were going on a trip — a fitting finale to the long series. I read the thumb-up sign of the boy in yellow as saying that they’re going to be okay.  I truly wish we can say that for the rest of the children of Papua.

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