Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 People / Culture

The Warrior

  • Photographer
    Markus Korenjak
  • Agency / Studio
    Markus Korenjak Photography

Once a year, the indigenous tribes of the Dani, Yali, and Lani people begin a long and difficult journey to celebrate together in the Baliem Valle, West Neuguinea. Their cultural celebrations last for several days. Beside performances of traditional dances and songs, the strongest and most experienced warriors of each tribe display their martial arts prowess with spears, bows, and arrows.