chapter  6
‘For Scientific Purposes a Stand Camera is Essential’: Salvaging Photographic Histories in Papua
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My interest in this photograph (Figure 6.1, see over) of two men seemingly at ease on a walkway in the village of Kairu in the Purari Delta, Papua New Guinea, lies not in the details of the men’s apparel, but with the photographer’s thumb on the upper right portion of the frame.