I’m back from Vanuatu, where I was working on a story about John Frum cargo cult. If you watched some documentaries about Melanesia, where natives worship wooden planes, and waiting for cargo to arrive from the sky – you know what it is. Unfortunately, time has passed and cargo cults are dying. There are still few in Papua New Guinea and couple on Vanuatuan island of Tanna.
I spend more than a week in a remote village in Tanna, living far from mobile phones, internet and electricity, eating local food and drinking rain water and kava. Although I couldn’t take pictures of wooden planes (they simply don’t exist anymore) I’ve photographed many other interesting things. And can say, that Cargo Cults are still alive. But you better rush to see it, I don’t believe that they will exist, 10 years from now.