Jessica and James Chance’s multimedia project, telling the collective and individual stories of Filipinos who are living in Manila’s North Cemetery — upwards of 2000 men, women and children — is a beautifully executed and relevant body of work. They have reached the final climb on their journey, having won Every Human Has Rights Media Award and the POYi Emerging vision Incentive award, and are poised to finish with the help of all of us on Emphas.is. Please consider donating.
Some time ago, Ed and his wife, Julie Winokur, together told the story of Egypt’s City of the Dead. It is precisely tales like these that so compellingly reveal the big picture in the smallest of details. Children playing among the tombs. Men bathing — carrying out their daily lives — amidst the finished lives of the deceased. Overpopulation. Community. Poverty. Life goes on in spite ourselves.
Enjoy these sample images from both Ed and the Chance’s cemetery-life stories.