2006, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 6: 20in x 30in (50.8 x 76.2cm)
Edition of 6: 32in x 48in (81.3 x 121.9cm)
I am often asked if I gave the gum to these boys from the highlands of Papua New Guinea. The answer is no. They were participating in the Mount Hagen highlands Sing Sing, a festival that encourages people to compete for the most culturally intact tribe. Somehow they got their hands on some bubblegum and delighted in surprising me with bubbles.