Faces of Goroka 15

Goroka Show

“Faces of Goroka” / Jessie T. Ponce / Papua New Guinea / Sep 2015

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 most colorful show on earth”, the Goroka Show is celebrated around the 11th to 14th of September and participated in year after year by around a hundred “sing-sing” (traditional song and dance) groups representing various ethnic tribes coming from all over the Eastern Highlands and nearby provinces.  The traditional costume being worn by an individual is often distinct to his/her tribe and distinguishes his/her group from the other participants.

Goroka Show

“Faces of Goroka” / Jessie T. Ponce / Papua New Guinea / Sep 2015

Goroka Show

“Faces of Goroka” / Jessie T. Ponce / Papua New Guinea / Sep 2015

For the background stories of these photos, check out: Papua New Guinea’s Goroka Show 2015 – Day 01 and Papua New Guinea’s Goroka Show 2015 – Day 02