Humans of West Papua

Photos from the Baliem Valley of Papua

Emma Roberts

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Society and culture | Southeast Asia, Pacific

1 September 2015

Emma Roberts documents an eye-opening week in the Baliem Valley of Papua, Indonesia. What she encountered was a place where Melanesian culture is strong but the lives of the locals are also dominated by mosques and Indomie; a place where people live in regions impenetrable by transportation but continue to travel long distances on foot with big smiles on their faces; a place where life is tough but resilience is tougher.

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  1. Andreas says:

    Wonderful documentation.. Great work Emma…

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