The Church built by the people of Vabukori
An all too rare good news story from the bottom end of the developing world.
After 36 years of independence, and witnessing increasing incompetence and corruption within their government, which was leading to a total breakdown of their society, the traditional elders, whos position and authority within Melanesian society had been ignored in the transition to a self rulling democracy, decided it was time to restore their authority.
The results of their intervention could well point the way to the future for Papua New Guinea.
Here the photographer compares the Vabukori community with the settlement of Koki. The concept is discussed in more detail within the "Photographer's Statement".