Dobodura Natives Chief
"A local native chief - One of the native chiefs at a big 'Sing Sing' celebration in the Dobodura area of New Guinea." "heat damaged from enlarger that we had at Dobodura Don't know what became of the 5x7 'Solar' enlarger - was not at Finch." (Finchhaffen) From "Darkroom Soldier": "Sing-Sing Regalia. Wearing his bird of paradise and cassowary feather headdress, his necklace of carved wild boar tusks, his western-style belt, and his black or red body makeup, this chief displays the power, pride, and beauty of local tribesmen ready to begin a sing-sing -- the Pidgin English term for a community celebration." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Dobodura, New Guinea
From the Collection of Fred Hill