Papua New Guinea is the world's second largest island and the most ethnically diverse place on earth, boasting over 800 unique tribes and languages. Located north of Australia, it was late explored by Westerners so it is surrounded even today, by an aura of mystery.
Professional cinematographer and traveler, Wylda Bayrón has traveled through this difficult to access region to meet tribal societies in full mutation, whose ancestral heritage is now threatened. Adopted by her hosts, she was able to witness rare and seldom seen secret rituals, from which foreigners are normally excluded. She has created a series of portraits of the men, women and children of Papua New Guinea, beautifully adorned and proudly sharing their ceremonial dress through her lens. 
Encompassing every region, from the Highlands to the Sepik River and Niugini islands, she was welcomed over a period of 9 years to document the people and their traditions and bestowed the intimate look at one of the worlds last untouched places.
Wylda Bayrón's work on Papua New Guinea was exhibited at the Museum of World Explorations, formerly the Castre Museum, in 2019 and will be shown this year at the Australian Museum, Sydney. Featuring approximately 100 photographs, in color, b&w and heliogravures, this exhibition will travel for 8 years to major museum institutions around the world.