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Papua New Guinea’s Tribespeople by Trevor Cole (20 photos)







   





Trevor Cole is an award-winning journalist and novelist. Way back when, he started in radio, writing ads for local businesses in Simcoe, Cornwall and Ottawa, Ont. He made the move to magazine journalism in the mid-eighties and ended up at The Globe and Mail, where he stayed for nearly fifteen years. As a journalist, he has won nine National Magazine awards and still writes for magazines such as Report on Business Magazine, Canadian Geographic, Macleans and Toronto Life.

These powerful images capture the spear-wielding tribes of Papua new Guinea who believe they are possessed with the spirit of the crocodile. Northern Irish photographer Trevor Cole took the stunning images during a gathering of tribes known as a Sing-Sing. Here, the clans come together to show off their own cultures, dances and music.





The clans come together to show off their own cultures, dances and music. (Photo by Trevor Cole/Media Drum World)

Stunning images capture the tribes of Papua New Guinea during a gathering of clans. (Photo by Trevor Cole/Media Drum World)





One of the tribes pictured are the Kangunaman, who scar their backs to resemble reptile scales. (Photo by Trevor Cole/Media Drum World)



The men of the fearsome Kunai tribe carry spears, bows and axes. (Photo by Trevor Cole/Media Drum World)