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Deadly Drugs - The Philippines' Deadly War on Drugs

“Deadly Drugs” is a book of the photographer Ezra Acayan, an editorial photographer, based in the Philippines, which collects over 50 pictures, providing evidence of the bloody war against drugs in the Philippines, which caused more than 700 deaths in the last few months.

ITA - “Deadly Drugs” è un libro del fotografo Ezra Acayan, fotogiornalista filippino, che raccoglie oltre 50 immagini fotografiche di documentazione sulla sanguinosa guerra alle droghe nelle Filippine che ha causato più di 700 morti negli ultimi mesi.

Relatives weep over the corpse of a suspected drug pusher after he was shot dead following a police operation in Manila, Philippines, August 3, 2016. This is one of images available as a print.
Relatives weep over the corpse of a suspected drug pusher after he was shot dead following a police operation in Manila, Philippines, August 3, 2016. This is one of images available as a print.

The Project

A photographic series about the War on Drugs in the Philippines.

Since Rodrigo Duterte became the new president of the Philippines, due to a very strict crime fighting programme, at least 700 people were killed by police or by private citizens, who joined in self-organised police operations.

“We will not stop until the last drug lord, the last financier and the last pusher have surrendered or put behind bars. Or below the ground if they so wish”, this is what President Duterte underlined during his latest convention. Humanitarian organisations report a “systematic” violation of human rights, emphasising that most of the people killed were poor citizens and that many of them had nothing to do with drug trade.

"Deadly Drugs" will show you more than 50 pictures of the war on drugs in Philippines.

ITA - Da quando Rodrigo Duterte è diventato il nuovo presidente delle Filippine, con un programma molto autoritario con la priorità alla lotta al crimine, almeno 700 persone sono state uccise dalla polizia o da privati che hanno partecipato a operazioni di polizia auto-organizzate.
“Non ci fermeremo fino a quando l’ultimo signore della droga, l’ultimo truffatore e l’ultimo spacciatore non si saranno arresi o non saranno stati messi dietro le sbarre o sottoterra, se lo desiderano”, è quanto ha ribadito Duterte nell’ultimo congresso.

Le organizzazioni umanitarie denunciano una “sistematica” violazione dei diritti umani, facendo notare che la maggior parte delle persone uccise erano poveri cittadini e che molti non avevano nulla a che fare con il traffico di droga.

The corpse of a suspected drug addict and victim of a vigilante-style execution with his hands tied with tape lie on a street in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines. This is one of images available as a print.
The corpse of a suspected drug addict and victim of a vigilante-style execution with his hands tied with tape lie on a street in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines. This is one of images available as a print.

 

A police investigator inspects the corpse of a suspected drug addict and victim of a vigilante-style execution with his hands tied and head wrapped with tape on a street in Pasay, south of Manila. This is one of images available as a print.
A police investigator inspects the corpse of a suspected drug addict and victim of a vigilante-style execution with his hands tied and head wrapped with tape on a street in Pasay, south of Manila. This is one of images available as a print.

 

A member of the police's homicide division inspects the corpse of a suspected drug addict and victim of a vigilante-style execution with his hands tied and head wrapped with tape on a street in Pasay. This is one of images available as a print.
A member of the police's homicide division inspects the corpse of a suspected drug addict and victim of a vigilante-style execution with his hands tied and head wrapped with tape on a street in Pasay. This is one of images available as a print.

The Book

Hardcover photo book, 60 pages and measures 25cm x 20cm. All images are already photographed and only need to be organized and published.

- Format: 25x20cm hardcover 
- 60 pages
- High Quality Print
- Bilingual English/Italian

Thank you for your interest and taking the time to read this, we are eternally grateful for your support.

Hugs,

Ezra and NurPhoto Agency

ITA - Il libro sarà composto da oltre 50 immagini di alta qualità correlate da una didascalia con una prefazione dell’autore. La stampa sarà su copertina rigida, rivestita, formato 25x20.

Grazie per il tuo supporto!

Police and media inspect the corpse of a suspected drug pusher and victim of a vigilante-style execution under a bridge in Manila. This is one of images available as a print.
Police and media inspect the corpse of a suspected drug pusher and victim of a vigilante-style execution under a bridge in Manila. This is one of images available as a print.

About Us

Ezra Acayan - is an editorial photographer based in the Philippines covering mainly natural disasters, politics and social issue. In addition he undertakes commissions for corporate and PR Work, NGOs and events.

His photos appear regularly in international publications such as TIME, National Geographic, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and many more.

NurPhotoNurPhoto is an international photojournalism agency based in Italy that provides high quality images to numerous news publications around the world. NurPhoto Agency was founded in 2013 by photojournalist Manuel Romano. The photojournalistic agency's aim is to giving light to the stories, places and events capable of affecting the viewer, to raising questions rather than suggesting answers. A photo thanks to which is possible to investigate the human condition not only framing aspects libelous, dramatic and spectacularly, but that even forcibly seek beauty.

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