Philippines

All images © 2019-2022 Marc Delforge

In 1977, I was hanging around in South East Asia. On a plane to Manila I met sick Europeans in search of a recovery by “faith healers”, recovery that their doctors no longer gave them hope for. I accompanied some of them to Baguio, where although not ill I too was warmly welcome by these apparently very religious healers. I was fully allowed to photograph their practices (the patients also agreed).
After reflection, I never published these photos, not wanting to publicize practices that were, to say the least, astonishing (and that left me puzzled), publicity that these healers were perhaps seeking after.
Today I have found these forgotten negatives and finally show them. All this occurred such a long ago…

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