Susan began taking pictures in Latin America in the 1970s, and soon found photography to be her personal form of
artistic expression. She first went to Papua New Guinea in 1982, and spent three years photographing in the villages
and bush camps of a remote and relatively unknown area, where the only way of getting about was by foot or dugout canoe.
From 1990 to 2009, Susan worked throughout the country as a professional photographer, while at the same time, pursuing
her personal interest in documenting the indigenous cultures, often walking for days and staying in villages for weeks at a time.

During more than 20 years in Papua New Guinea, Susan has developed close, personal relationships, and a deep respect for the
culture and environment. This is reflected in her portraits, as well as in landscapes and scenes of daily life rarely seen by outsiders.

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B&W / Color
Bilas (Body Decoration)
Daily Life

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