The Unnecessary Ordeal

Photographerl
PrizeSilver in Editorial / Photo Essay and Feature Story
Entry Description

MANILA, Philippines - The project depicts the ordeal of commuters and the current state of the city during heavy rains and flooded streets. Most of the cities intersections get heavily flooded after just few minutes of heavy downpour which in turn causes monstrous traffic jams across the entire city. After enduring the rain and the river-like streets, commuters will have to fight their way to get into the next available busses or trains; some of them resort to walking several kilometers for hours just to be home to their families. This torment has become an obnoxious trend to many citizens living and working in the metro. In fact, many citizens and commuters are already accustomed to this. Yet, the undeterred determination of many must never be mistaken for an acceptance of a bungled situation