I’ve been going through a lot of my photographs that were shot while I was in the Philippines last November and also this past February; of the few hundred different photographs these 3 stood out the most. They all tell a slightly different story, but the narrative is all the same; poverty. A harsh reality that for some reason can’t be solved. These 3 photographs were shot in Manila, a place where thousands of families live in conditions that are simply unacceptable for anyone. They live in cemeteries, landfills, shacks built from various pieces of scraps metals, under freeway overpasses, abandoned properties… basically anywhere were they can find shelter from the elements.
The Philippines is a such a beautiful place, with incredibly smart, resilient and hard working people…but for some reason situations like these still exist.