Globally Acclaimed Photographer Hosts PNG and India Tours


One of the world’s most widely published travel photographers, David Kirkland has partnered with boutique tour operator Crooked Compass to guide two small-group tours to the visually rich destinations of Papua New Guinea and India in 2024.

David will share his experience gathered from more than 20 years of travelling the world as a professional travel photographer on this Papua New Guinea tour. His passion for capturing traditional culture and the way he photographs people and colour will ensure an even more memorable journey.                       

A region he is best-known for capturing, this Papua New Guinea tour provides an opportunity for an intimate group of six travellers to photograph ancient and mysterious rituals rarely witnessed by visitors.

Traveling to Papua New Guinea will allow you to mingle with the tribespeople at the highlands Melpa Festival. Walk among the dancers as they prepare their body decorations, colourful traditional costumes and vibrant face painting. Fly by charter deep into the heart of the jungle in the Sepik region to spend time with some of the country’s most remote communities.

Huli wigmen David Kirkland Crooked Compass
Huli wigmen Photo credit: David Kirkland

India Through the Lens with David Kirkland is available to an exclusive group of 12 travellers. An ultimate visual spectacle for photographers, this tour celebrates both Holi and Hola Mohalla, two of the country’s most culturally rich and photogenic festivals. The itinerary visits some of India’s most picturesque sites in their best light – bustling marketplaces, mosques and ancient monuments. Exclusive experiences and expert local knowledge provide insights into the rituals and life of its people, and showcase India’s colour, character and class. 

David will personally guide fellow travellers with their photography, tailoring his assistance to their experience level and interests. Travelling with a photographer of David’s standing who is enthusiastic about sharing his craft will enhance all abilities, from budding to advanced photographers. Traveling to Papua New Guinea with David, will be unlike any other photography tour offered in the region.

“This is the first time David has ever partnered like this with any travel company. Given his profile, this is an incredible privilege for Crooked Compass to welcome him as part of our team. After almost two years in the making, we are so excited to bring these itineraries to market,” said Lisa Pagotto, Crooked Compass Founder.

Holi traditional Crooked Compass India
Holi tradition, Crooked Compass

Are you ready to embark on an extraordinary photography adventure? Join Crooked Compass & David Kirkland and elevate your skills while exploring the world’s most captivating destinations. Unleash your creativity and capture moments that will leave you breathless. Book your spot today and make this experience yours!