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PROJECT: RISE AGAINST (VIOLENCE)

April 30th, 2019
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(Shot in film: Ilford xp2/Canonet ql17)

The project was based on the country that I’m from which is the Philippines. Our President who is Rodrigo Duterte is portrayed different depending on the eyes of whom you are asking. My family supports Duterte because they feel that the country will not learn their mistakes unless drastic measures are made such as killing drug addicts. To every one else in the Western World, will not understand what he is trying to do especially the fact he’s in good relations with President Trump.

“I will kill you. I will take the law into my hands … forget about the laws of men, forget about the laws of international law whatever.” - Duterte made these remarks at an annual police gathering in the Philippines’ Quezon City on Aug. 17, 2016. 

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(Shot in film: Rolleicr200/Yashicamat124g)


“Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there is three million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them.”
- Duterte has stated as well. 

If an American is Pro Trump, then his opinion about Duterte is positive since both Trump and Duterte are friends with each other. (it includes supporting Duterte’s bloody war on drugs) If an American is Anti Trump, then expect that his opinion will be negative.

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(Shot in film: Rolleicr200/Yashicamat124g)

I wanted to take a stab at political issue in the Philippines. So I created an image here in Jersey City, where a kid was skeptical about seeing a dead body on the ground. It’s up to your interpretation if the kid knew or not that it was dead. The power drill and stick would represent weapons that he could use to play with the dead body or he really understood that’s what it take for someone to be dead.