Young boy as Nokondi man

Angelo Chiacchio2018

Ephemera documentary

Ephemera documentary

This boy is reenacting the legend of the Nokondi man, a ghost who possesses only half of a body. Local men from Papua New Guinea islands believe that painting their body in this fashion helps to scare off their enemies.

Learn more about the tribes of Papua New Guinea.


  • Title: Young boy as Nokondi man
  • Creator: Angelo Chiacchio
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location Created: Goroka region, Papua New Guinea
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Angelo Chiacchio
  • Medium: Digital photograph

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