LIMBUS.

PhotographerGustavo Gusmão
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountrySão Paulo, Brazil
Photo Date2016
Technical InfoCANON MARK III 35mm.
Entry Description

“Limbo” originates from the Latin limbus, meaning margin or border. Limbo refers to the state of what is neglected or forgotten. In religion, it can mean a place where unbaptized souls are temporarily separated from God until original sin is forgiven. Manila, Philippines is, by some measures, the most densely populated city in the world (averaging 43,000 people per squared-km). In the greater Metro Manila area, approximately 6,000 people live in cemeteries. Nicknamed "skeletons" in the heart of Philippines, here is the story of the forgotten people of Limbus.