Manila’s commutes from hell – a photo essay

By Eloisa Lopez

Photographer Eloisa Lopez documented commuters through the gridlocked streets of the Philippines metropolis – some of them travelling three hours each way to and from work

Flashlight in hand, the street-sweeper Alejandro Galasao, 58, navigates a labyrinth of alleys to catch a bus to the capital, Manila, 30km (18.6 miles) away. He has to wake up in the middle of the night for a job that does not start until 6am. Traffic is so bad in Manila that if he leaves any later than 3.30am, there is no way he will clock in on time.

“If I go to work at rush Read More