Project Detail: Angels of the departed


LuganoPhotoDays 2018




Claudio Beretta


Project Info

Angels of the departed

Several thousands of people have made of the Manila North Cemetery their shelter and their home. In the last years criminals escaping from the local police repression, drug dealers, homeless and extremely poor people have settled in among the tombstones of the city's largest cemetery. In a grotesque and surreal scenery life and death go hand in hand, day and night. Even in such an incredible environment, kids are just kids. Like little angels among the departed, they smile, play, share their parents' activities and grow up in a stream of apparent normality.