Photos of Cemetery Living in the City of Manila

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Huddled in the inner city of Manila, there exists a home for thousands of poor, destitute, underclass – Filipinos who have settled in the city’s North Cemetery. Hungarian born photographer Roland A Nagy has been fascinated with capturing the cities social issues through his camera lens ever since moving to the large city in the Philippines. With a population of 12 million people, the metropolis has an estimated 40 percent living under the poverty line.

Nagy offers a peek into the everyday life of the residents who occupy the fully operational cemetery with its vast mausoleums, tombs, streets, alleys and vendors. Shooting with a 35mm, he continues to develop his own film. He says, “I like getting up close and involved in the
 events going around me. My aim is to discover cultural differences and to show social issues through my photography.” Through the images that Nagy shoots, realities of poverty can be better addressed in massive cities like Manila. Check out more of his work here.

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via amusingplanet

Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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