Dondi Tawatao went from feature photographer in Manila to chasing crime scenes across the city. Philippines anti-drug war has resulted in the deaths of more than 3,500 people – deaths Tawatao is capturing through his camera.
Since President Rodrigo Duerte took office, there has been a rise in targeted attacks on drug users and suspected dealers. Backed by a culture of impunity, a wave of vigilantism has resulted in bodies left in the street and in homes with warning signs. Tawatao also documents stories of survivors devastated by the killings, some of whom deny their killed relative had any drug ties.
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