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As a developing country, Papua New Guinea is known for one of the most cultural diverse countries in the world. By its highly geological diversity and dense forests, tribes have developed mostly isolated from one and another over the past 50.000 years. Over 900 languages are spoken in this country. Since the 30’s, countries from abroad took economical interest in what the land has to offer. By the development of infrastructure, separate territories started to grow connectivity. In just a single generation, the population of this country got exposed to itself, and the entire world. Working for a humanitarian organization, I lived in the PNG Highlands for ten months, facing the reality how this culture copes with today's challenges on a daily basis. In order to understand my relation as a stranger with my direct members of staff, I have made this series of portraits to capture the unsettled sense of crossing borders of land, culture, intimacy and integrity.