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Photos of Cemetery Living in the City of Manila

Tuesday 05.21.2013 , Posted by
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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.

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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

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Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme



Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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