Entry Title: " West Papua"
Jessica Antola
, United States

Entry Description:

This series is of the Yali and Dani tribes of West Papua (Irian Jaya) and the gradual infringement of the modern world into their "Stone Age" era lives.

About the Artist:

Jessica Antola recently relocated from Paris to Brooklyn. A native of Los Angeles, her passions for traveling and photography have taken her to destinations such as Antarctica, Tibet, Syria, India and Japan. Jessica has shot for magazines, advertising agencies and record labels in both Europe and the U.S. She has a bachelors of Fine Art from Cornell University as well as a degree in photography from The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Jessica was named one of the top 30 emerging photographers of 2004 by Photo District News. Her clients include American Express, W, Vanity Fair and Travel + Leisure.