Peoples Calvary

by Henry Salve
(Manila, Philipines)

Kalbaryo ng Sambayanan

Kalbaryo ng Sambayanan

"Kalbaryo ng Sambayanan" through Juan dela Cruz as the modern Christ carrying a crucifix of price hikes, unemployment, privatization and deregulation.

They represented characters masked as Uncle Sam (U.S.), President Noynoy Aquino, the local ruling class and the Armed Forces of the Philippines beating Juan dela Cruz as modern Pontius Pilate who ruled to crucify Jesus Christ to death.

What I love about photography, possibly more than anything else, is when a picture tells a story.

This moment captured in time is terrific - and an interesting story behind it.

It's got drama, intrigue, and a passion for a cause. And converting it to black and white seems to add to that.

If it were in colour it would look like a snapshot that tells only a little. By converting it to black and white drama is added.

I don't know why this happens, but it certainly seems to. So well done Henry for being there, taking the shot, and converting it to black and white.

By the way, if anyone is looking for tips on conversion from colour there's a tutorial here on how to convert a photo to black and white.

All in all, great photo. Thanks for the submission Henry,


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