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Reportage & street photog with a Leica. Founder of @everydayclimatechange. Shooting human rights & environmental projects. @pulitzercenter grantee

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Poster promotes
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Poster promotes "tokhang" two years after it began and, by some measures, over 13,000 people have been killed in the campaign, even though the campaign has officially changed to oplan double barrel. "tokhang" in the visayan dialect means, "knock and plead (for your life)". duterte launched "tokhang" in the visayan-majority city of davao (the philippines' second largest city), where he was mayor for over two decades. there are an estimated 1.3 million drug users in the philippines and the most common drug targeted in police operations is "shabu" - methampetamine. manila, philippines
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61 0 11 hours ago
Religious icons guard the front door of 84 year old, Remy Fernandez, whose youngest son, Juan, was killed by masked gunmen in his home while preparing dinner.  They came through this door.  Remy had urged him to go into hiding but Juan insisted on preparing a spaghetti dinner on one of his daughter's birthday.  Juan's wife is in prison on drug charges.  So, Remy is left with the task of raising 7 grandchildren in this impoverished community on the fringes of a city dump in Payatas.  Metro Manila, Philippines.

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#extrajudicialkilling #drugwar #family #humanrights #duterte #philippines #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
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Religious icons guard the front door of 84 year old, remy fernandez, whose youngest son, juan, was killed by masked gunmen in his home while preparing dinner. they came through this door. remy had urged him to go into hiding but juan insisted on preparing a spaghetti dinner on one of his daughter's birthday. juan's wife is in prison on drug charges. so, remy is left with the task of raising 7 grandchildren in this impoverished community on the fringes of a city dump in payatas. metro manila, philippines.

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#extrajudicialkilling #drugwar #family #humanrights #duterte #philippines #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
227 1 Yesterday
The killing continues: Friends of 17 year old, Henry
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The killing continues: friends of 17 year old, henry "tikmot" putosa look into his casket during the viewing/wake.

henry "tikmot" putosa, a black nazarene devotee, was set upon by about 15 men, witnesses say, who used an electric shock instrument on him and them beat and kicked him in the head until he was left for dead unconscious.
killings, during the drug war, have taken many forms and this might have been using the drug war as cover to seek some sort of retribution because witnesses believe that tikmot was victim of a mistake in identity and that the men were targetting someone else.
tikmot was attacked on 30 may but did not die, in the hospital, until the 2nd of june.
barangay 8, caloocan, metro manila, philippines
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233 5 2 days ago
Blue hoses snake their way up into the maze of alleyways of the slum where Jazmine Dorana lives with her mother and siblings.  Navotas, Metro Manila, Philippines

#slums #metromanila #poverty #navotas #crime #philippines #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
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Blue hoses snake their way up into the maze of alleyways of the slum where jazmine dorana lives with her mother and siblings. navotas, metro manila, philippines

#slums #metromanila #poverty #navotas #crime #philippines #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
243 4 3 days ago
Rhoda hands over an Avon purchase to her neighbor, as her business has begun to slowly expand, on the first floor of her house, she was forced to abandon due to recurring flooding.  Payatas, Metro Manila, Philippines

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#philippines #womensrights #womensrightsarehumanrights #extrajudicialkillings #drugwar #family #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
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Rhoda hands over an avon purchase to her neighbor, as her business has begun to slowly expand, on the first floor of her house, she was forced to abandon due to recurring flooding. payatas, metro manila, philippines

project funded by @pulitzercenter @guardian @espressosettimanale
#philippines #womensrights #womensrightsarehumanrights #extrajudicialkillings #drugwar #family #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
360 5 4 days ago
Two years into President Rodrigo Duterte's
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Two years into president rodrigo duterte's "tokhang" war on drugs and, by some accounts, over 13,000 deaths - more than the official death toll during the 9 years of martial law under president ferdinand marcos - duterte remains highly popular with the filipino voting public. ermita, manila, philippines
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355 5 5 days ago
Lenie Banting's other daughter, Rubylyn prepare an egg over a propane frame at their makeshift house on the former Smoky Mountain dumpsite.  Smoky Mountain was once famous for its simmering methane fires that would spontaneously combust from the garbage but now is an oasis of green in a sea of slums and the multiple generation of impoverished residents.  Tondo, Manila, Philippines

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Lenie banting's other daughter, rubylyn prepare an egg over a propane frame at their makeshift house on the former smoky mountain dumpsite. smoky mountain was once famous for its simmering methane fires that would spontaneously combust from the garbage but now is an oasis of green in a sea of slums and the multiple generation of impoverished residents. tondo, manila, philippines

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#poverty #drugwar #womensrightsarehumanrights #womensrights #manila #tondo #smokymountain #slum #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
265 4 6 days ago
A towel covers the body of Manuel Borbe, 28, who was shot dead by assassins wearing black masks who arrived on motorcycle.  Manuel died immediately while his friend Jeffrey, with whom he was drinking coffee, was taken to a hospital but he'd lost a lot of blood.  Manuel, according to his sister, Vivian Borbe, was a drug user and pusher not by choice but was forced to sell drugs to support his addiction to methampetamine, known locally as
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A towel covers the body of manuel borbe, 28, who was shot dead by assassins wearing black masks who arrived on motorcycle. manuel died immediately while his friend jeffrey, with whom he was drinking coffee, was taken to a hospital but he'd lost a lot of blood. manuel, according to his sister, vivian borbe, was a drug user and pusher not by choice but was forced to sell drugs to support his addiction to methampetamine, known locally as "shabu". barangay holy spirit, quezon city, philippines.

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#extrajudicialkilling #drugwar #humanrights #duterte #metromanila #slums #philippines #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
281 3 1 weeks ago
In the slums of Metro Manila, it is not unusual to post photographs of victims of extrajudicial killings in their coffins on social media.  Jazmine Durana has posted one such photo of her late husband, John
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In the slums of metro manila, it is not unusual to post photographs of victims of extrajudicial killings in their coffins on social media. jazmine durana has posted one such photo of her late husband, john "toto" dela cruz. he was pulled by his hair out onto this porch and shot four times in the head and in the chest. in an internet cafe in navotas, metro manila, philippines.

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145 0 2 weeks ago
Man, under the influence of drugs, has passed out in front of a store entrance - dangerous in
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Man, under the influence of drugs, has passed out in front of a store entrance - dangerous in "tokhang" (knock and plead) era - in navotas. navotas has seen dozens of extrajudicial killings since the beginning of duterte's "tokhang" drug war, including jazmine durana's husband, "toto" dela cruz. navotas, metro manila, philippines

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#drugwar #drugs #philippines #duterte #navotas #drugabuse #metromanila #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
304 2 2 weeks ago
Jazmine Durana, a 16 year old widow and single mother, enjoys some private time online in an alleyway internet cafe the slum where she lives in Navotas.  She can use a computer for 10 P (US$ 0.19) per hour.  Navotas, Metro Manila, Philippines

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#teenwidows #drugwar #womensrightsarehumanrights #womensrights #extrajudicialkillings #philippines #duterte #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
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Jazmine durana, a 16 year old widow and single mother, enjoys some private time online in an alleyway internet cafe the slum where she lives in navotas. she can use a computer for 10 p (us$ 0.19) per hour. navotas, metro manila, philippines

this project funded by @pulitzercenter @guardian @espressosettimanale
#teenwidows #drugwar #womensrightsarehumanrights #womensrights #extrajudicialkillings #philippines #duterte #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
358 0 2 weeks ago
Lenie Banting, holding Jocelyn's daughter Princess, waves to her own daughter, Jocelyn who is at the window of Malabon City Jail where she is incarcerated.  Jocelyn was arrested last August (2017) for possessing 0.02 grams of methamphetamine (
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Lenie banting, holding jocelyn's daughter princess, waves to her own daughter, jocelyn who is at the window of malabon city jail where she is incarcerated. jocelyn was arrested last august (2017) for possessing 0.02 grams of methamphetamine ("shabu"). lenie did not know she had been arrested for 6 months because jocelyn was living at a bar and working as a s*x worker in the navotas fish port complex. the documents failed that day to gain jocelyn's release. smoky mountain, tondo, manila, philippines.

this project is funded by @pulitzercenter @guardian @espressosettimanale
#incarceration #teenwidows #womensrightsarehumanrights #womensrightsarehumanrights #extrajudicialkillings #duterte #philippines #family #documentaryphotography #jameswhitlowdelano
171 3 2 weeks ago