When American rule over Philippines ended in 1946, the city of Manila experienced a massive increase in population, which consequently begat growth in the city’s infrastructure and pollution. With this in mind, the numerous shots of the Pasig—particularly a shot from underneath a bridge—take on new non-meanings. The concrete supports for the bridge contain painted murals of plantlife. This image again connects the past with modernity visually, but is now charged with a specter of past events.
Henri de Corinth
January 16, 2017