Opening of Airstrip at Bank, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Casey Herman

Melbourne, Australia

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Early 1988. The villagers of this remote community scraped the top of their mountain for nearly 8 years, wearing out over 70 wheelbarrows and many more shovels, finally creating their own airstrip. I was checked out on the airstrip by a senior company pilot, who then told me that after I dropped him off at Madang (our base), I was to fly some politicians back for the official opening of the strip. The procession of colourfully dressed people was just incredible, the celebrations and feast were fascinating! Some men covered their skin with charcoal as well as crushed dragonfly wings …

This was one of my first works in Photoshop 4, not CS4.

Check out my web site www.twistedirony.com.

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