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. [Read more...]
Many of the worlds poor live in dark houses without electricity or without the money to pay for lighting. Now, A Liter of Light, a project by Myshelter Foundations aims to change all that and recycle waste in the process. They plan to bring sustainable lighting to the poor in the Philippines using one-liter bottles of water embedded in roofs, with a goal to light a million homes by 2012. Like them on facebook and check out the video below to see how this smart, low-tech solution works: [Read more...]
Splashing vibrant color across the screen with deft strokes, Jejomar Limbo (aka Deftbeat) makes candy-sweet pop art illustrations that stick to the eye. Deftbeat is a vexel/vector artist from the Philippines who has an absolutely stunning portfolio, demonstrating just how much impact vexel artwork can have. To see more of his work, check out his chock full deviantart profile or see mightyfinedays.blogspot.com.