Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #24

This week's theme: MANILA'S HOMELESS

When you take photographs on the street, in any city in the world, you are bound to come across the "homeless." But in Metro-Manila squatters abound, that it is almost impossible to ignore them. As a photographer who chronicles people as they go about their daily lives, I believe that it is my duty to also highlight the plight and the existence of these poor souls living within the borders of our communities. Some people consider photos on this subject as an act of exploitation. On the contrary, I photograph these "street-dwellers" because they are worthy of my attention (and yours)-- extending them the dignity they deserve by treating them as "bona fide" Manileños . 
(Click on Photos for better viewing)
"Bridge Dwellers"
"Give Us A Chance"
After two-dozen weeks of posting "Weekly Street Photos" continuously, I have decided to take a little break so I can concentrate on my cinematic projects. I promise to resume my "Street Photography" postings after the New Year. Thank you so much for your interest and your continuing support for my Photography:)
--All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia

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