In the coastal village of Abepura in West Papua, one of Australia and the Pacific’s great underground artists was recently laid to rest. His name was Mark Worth, although he went by a variety of nicknames, including Kurtz, Captain Kino, Captain Kaos and, affectionately, ‘Worthy’. Worth, who died of pneumonia at 45, was one of Australia’s finest frontier cameramen. He aspired to the pantheon of great Australian documentary filmmakers and conflict cameramen – Frank Hurley, Damien Parer and Neil Davis – and his contemporary peers included Dennis O’Rourke, Bob Connelly, Mark Davis and David Brill.
Pictured: Mark Worth / Ben Bohane