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Cradled by the Grave

Ralph Piezas | Cebu City, Philippines

The Carreta Cemetery, owned by the Church, built in 1906 is one of the oldest and biggest grave yard in Cebu City Philippines. It houses not only the dead but also the living. An estimated of over 15,000 corpses are buried here and almost 100 families considered this place as home, with both numbers increasing.


Located at the heart of the City, the Carreta Cemetery is surrounded by buildings, mall and condominiums.

A photo essay on how life thrives inside the cemetery. How poverty affected the living and also the dead.

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