THE DANI OF PAPUA - Guy Needham | 26 Sep-7 Oct 2023

In the Indonesian province of Papua lives a tribe thousands of years old, yet unknown to the rest of the world until 1938. The Dani still live a simple life and, while not isolated from the march of modernity, their traditions and values have endured - including wearing the horim or penis gourd. In 2022 photographer Guy Needham was invited into the Obia and Anemoigi villages as part of an ongoing project to document indigenous peoples. This exhibition is a testament to the Dani; a collection of intimate portraits displaying both a quiet intensity and a subtle momentum. The images – all taken using natural light in front of a backdrop held up by villagers – are printed on C-Type photographic prints and Giclee prints.

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