Kids of Matupit at Tavurvur by bobfoto

Kids of Matupit at Tavurvur

This young girl would be one of the most photographed kids in all of Papua New Guinea and the fact she looks after a volcano is part of the package. You can see the big steaming rock in the background.

She is also a purveyor in Tolai Bride Price and always has a collection on hand for the purchasing tourist like myself.

Photo taken near Rabaul in the East New Britain Province on the 23rd of June 2013. (Province 2/22)

On and over at Project X, I get an earful of water. http://365project.org/projectx/365/2014-01-04
I have a pic of a younger girl selling bracelets at the volcano.....wonder if it is the same girl?
January 2nd, 2014  
@onie_m - I reckon it might be, or its her sister?
January 2nd, 2014  
Love that totally self confident look
January 2nd, 2014  
Gorgeous portrait - love her little smile!!
January 2nd, 2014  
Her smile is a bit intriguing. Great portrait shot, Jason.
January 2nd, 2014  
"seasoned" - that's what her expression tells me, yet the innocence is lurking in the background. she looks after a volcano? how's that?
January 2nd, 2014  
Savvy little chick! Her skin is beautiful! Hair? Interesting! ;)
January 2nd, 2014  
She looks friendly
January 2nd, 2014  
Powerful portrait JD! :)
January 2nd, 2014  
A great capture!!
January 2nd, 2014  
lovely picture.
January 2nd, 2014  
Wild hair and a look of confidence make her an interesting subject.
January 3rd, 2014  
@swilde - she knows about Tourism!

@pamknowler - she always has that cheeky little smile.

@fauxtography365 - her another photo smile?

@summerfield - her and her family are the volcano keepers. You give them some custom money and they let you go see the volcano. If they were not there looking after the volcano then we wouldn't be able to go see it...

@juliedduncan - quite a few yellow or blonde haired kids in this part of PNG.

@chris17 - she is.

@agentzuckerguss - Thanks Katia :)

@carolmw - Thank you Carol.

@windridge - Thanks Susan.

@rvwalker - They're good kids, cheeky and brash but I think they have a caring soul. I think they recognise me now and have used my truck as a taxi from time to time.
January 3rd, 2014  
A great shot!
January 3rd, 2014  
Mac
What is Tolai Bride Price?
January 3rd, 2014  
She definitely looks comfortable being photographed. There is none of the usual shyness evidenced here.
January 3rd, 2014  
@leananiemand - Thanks Leana :)

@grammyn - oh no not at all, with this group of young entrepreneurs!

@riverlandphotos - this photo poorly explains it http://365project.org/bobfoto/365/2011-08-20
January 3rd, 2014  
Such coool hair. Fun portrait!
January 4th, 2014  
@amandal - Thanks Amanda :)
January 4th, 2014  
Love the hair.
January 4th, 2014  
She is beautiful...how old would she be...she sounds very world-wise.
January 4th, 2014  
@kjarn - they have wonderful hair in Rabaul!

@lynnb - early teen.
January 4th, 2014  
Brilliant shot - love her expression and pose, her hair suits her job just fine!
January 27th, 2014  
@filsie65 - I've seen some real crazy hair of late! (including mine)
January 27th, 2014  
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