The Trap of Modernization

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A moody portrait of Datu Roger Limbo of the Tigwahanon Manobo. Roger is both datu and pastor, and a passionate advocate for cultural preservation. At first I was sad I couldn’t get a more natural-looking background than this, but then I also realized, waitaminnit, there’s a message here. The stark, graffiti’d concrete for me is a symbol of the world that’s rapidly replacing the majestic mountain forests the Manobos used to know.

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