Papua New Guinea’s Goroka Show – Day Two

Jessie T. Ponce’s photo coverage of the 2015 Goroka Show

Papua New Guinea’s Goroka Show 2015 – Day One

Papua New Guinea, 11 September 2015:   After three years of coming in and out of Papua New Guinea, I was finally able to grab a chance and squeeze into the busy work schedule,… Continue reading

‘Water’ and the Women of Ture-ture

A photo essay about how a group of village women struggle daily to collect water that is not even fit for domestic use.

Oh, Wallaby!

Central Province, Papua New Guinea / November 2013:  I consider myself open-minded and adventurous when it comes to exotic foods and delicacies and I try my best to respect and appreciate what locals… Continue reading

Monuments of Rage

The Buka Passage is a narrow, deep and very fast flowing tidal channel that separates Buka Island by around 200 meters  from the main island of Bougainville.  Our home island for the week, the small but scenic Sohano… Continue reading

Bougainville the Brave

To somebody who watches documentary films, the name Bougainville may ring a bell.  At least two multi-awarded documentaries were made about this obscure island in the Pacific; The Coconut Revolution and Bougainville – Our Island… Continue reading

Kindergartens in the Middle of Nowhere

They call them “Ger Kindergarten”.  Yes, they are right in the middle of nowhere and yet they are fully functional, some with as many as 20 kids in the enrollment list.  The name… Continue reading

Back in Ulaanbaatar!

September 2012.  The last time I visited Mongolia was in Autumn of 2009.  Back then, the Mongolian economy has been enjoying rapid growth mainly spurred by a boom in mining but was facing… Continue reading

Camiguin

“May 13, 1871, 6:00 p.m.  Cotta Bato, the capital of Camiguin Island, was a quiet and attractive town, verdant in its natural wonders.  Its peaceful shores provided strolling grounds for its inhabitants as… Continue reading

Port Moresby

What About Port Moresby? Having posted dozens of photos about Papua New Guinea, I was just waiting for one of the readers to ask something like, “What about Port Moresby, what can you… Continue reading

Daru Island 2

Stranded in Daru Island in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea (see Daru Island 1); I made use of most of my free time photographing the view from my hotel’s main balcony and observing… Continue reading

The Mighty Fly River

River of Life I spent most of my recent Papua New Guinea trip in the Western Province  where the lives of almost the whole population revolve around the mighty Fly River.  “The Fly”, which flows mostly through the… Continue reading

Medieval Mtskheta

 Two Rivers Also along the banks of Mtkvari (Kura) River, at the point where it is joined by the Aragvi river, is the scenic medieval town of Mtskheta.  Located just 20 kilometres (about a half-hour drive) north of Georgia’s… Continue reading

Snatching Birds from Midair in Nauru

NO, the above photo is not a scene from one of those “Alien” movies; the men are not worshiping something in the skies but are swinging something in their hands; and that black… Continue reading

Aceh 2006

I had an opportunity to help undertake relief and rehabilitation work in Aceh in 2006, more than one year after the Indian Ocean Tsunami devastated the place. As usual, I always had a… Continue reading

A Cloudy Bay Sunset

There is something about the names of certain geographic sites in the Central Province of Papua New Guinea that I find very interesting.  Among those names are “Amazon Bay”, “Aroma Coast”, “Robinson River”,… Continue reading

Port Moresby’s Crafts Market at Ela Beach

May 2015:  It was the last Saturday of the month,  the team had a few hours to spare and Erik, our team leader, suggested that we explore the Ela Beach Craft Market.  It… Continue reading

Faces of Goroka 20: A Jolly Bushman

This series features the various costumes, headdresses, masks, body paints and ornaments and the authentic Papua New Guinean tribesmen, women and children who wore them during the 2015 Goroka Show.  Touted as “the… Continue reading

Faces of Goraka 19: A Chimbu Lass

This series features the various costumes, headdresses, masks, body paints and ornaments and the authentic Papua New Guinean tribesmen, women and children who wore them during the 2015 Goroka Show.  Touted as “the… Continue reading

Faces of Goroka 18

This series features the various costumes, headdresses, masks, body paints and ornaments and the authentic Papua New Guinean tribesmen, women and children who wore them during the 2015 Goroka Show.  Touted as “the… Continue reading

Faces of Goroka 17

This series features the various costumes, headdresses, masks, body paints and ornaments and the authentic Papua New Guinean tribesmen, women and children who wore them during the 2015 Goroka Show.  Touted as “the… Continue reading

“Your Eye” – Image 14

HERE IS WHAT THIS SERIES IS ALL ABOUT: There are fourteen images in this series — all related to a single theme which can be contentious.  I applied some adjustments to the images… Continue reading

Faces of Goroka 16

This series features the various costumes, headdresses, masks, body paints and ornaments and the authentic Papua New Guinean tribesmen, women and children who wore them during the 2015 Goroka Show.  Touted as “the… Continue reading

“Your Eye” – Image 13

HERE IS WHAT THIS SERIES IS ALL ABOUT: There are fourteen images in this series — all related to a single theme which can be contentious.  I applied some adjustments to the images… Continue reading

Faces of Goroka 15

This series features the various costumes, headdresses, masks, body paints and ornaments and the authentic Papua New Guinean tribesmen, women and children who wore them during the 2015 Goroka Show.  Touted as “the… Continue reading

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