Image: Men, Inauaia village, Mekeo area, Central Province, PNG
Two men at Inauaia village, Mekeo area, Central Province, PNG. August 1921. V4376
- Frank Hurley
- © Courtesy of the Australian Museum
These two men watched the singing competition from the sidelines, apparently unaware that they were being photographed. The photo contrasts strongly with most of Hurley's Papuan potraits, which usually show people posing stiffly and staring at the camera. The man nearest the camera holds a bamboo smoking tube with its plug of tobacco, and a strip of bark cloth over his right shoulder.