I was born and grew up in Hungary. In 2012, I moved to Manila, Philippines. My fascination with the life of the Filipinos gave me the intense drive to start my own photo documentary projects. It was here that I learned of different religious events, festivals and micro-communities that are unique to the country. In my photography, 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.
Girby (8) and Alvin (10), friends had evacuated to higher grounds from Barangay Anibong, one of the most destroyed areas by storm surge in Tacloban. January 5, 2014
The Philippines has the third largest number of Catholic citizens in the world after Brazil and Mexico with an estimate of 75.5 million members.
Every 9th of January, millions of Filipino Catholic devotees join the annual procession of the image of the Black Nazarene in Manila’s Quiapo district.
Metro Manila has a population of around 11 million. Manila ranks as the world's eleventh largest metropolitan area and the fifth largest urban area by population. It is also ranked as one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
This dense population has made some families find some alternative place to live. Accordingly, data shows that there are around 2.7million residents who live in slums or informal settlements such as along the railroad, within dumpsites, inside cemeteries, among others...