The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: difficulties of photography
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Hungphoi
date: 26.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Such mass gatherings have advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand it becomes easy to find appropriate types to photograph. On the other hand they create an obstacle for finding a halfway natural environment for taking the photographs. The laughter and commentary which accompanies each of my movements and the behaviour of the unhappy model, make the person to be photographed even shyer than they would be under normal circumstances. It takes much effort to get a girl to pose as a model wearing a fibre apron