Photographer Wylda Bayron spoke about her Papua New Guinea adventure in two Defining Moment podcasts. Here are some of the stunning photos she shot on the trip
Wylda Bayron went to Papua New Guinea to photograph its unique culture, but the first week of her trip wound up like a scene in an action movie. She was confronted with a nation hit by violence, the result of political unrest. Bayrón spoke about her experiences for the Defining Moment podcast series.
Bayron was faced with a tough decision: should she risk her life by attempting to complete her project or return home to New York City? “I knew that getting on a plane and leaving would have been a big failure or a big letdown,” she says. “I needed to stay.”
That decision became Bayron’s Defining Moment. Over the course of a year she gained the trust of several tribes who allowed her to photograph ceremonies that had previously been unseen by outsiders. Take a look at some of the scenes that Bayron captured, which will be included in her book, Alive.