Meeting the people of Papua New Guinea is like a journey back in time. Many of the aborigines live as their ancestors did 10,000 years ago. The photos were taken in September 2011 in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. The country gained independence in 1975 and is home to a fascinating variety of peoples, some of which have been completely cut off from civilization. There customs and traditions stretching back over millennia have remained in place to this very day.