But the daily traverse of the survivors and the displaced continue, dealing with a barrage of issues from daily sustenance, shelter, security and an overlooked aspect of displacement which is depression. I touched on different facets of their lives from adjusting to their new homes to coping with the daily grind and to dealing with loss and instability.
What came on November 8, 2014 was one of the most unexpected and sadly memorable times in Philippine history. Typhoon Haiyan made landfall little before sunrise carrying strongest winds ever recorded in recent history. Signos is a dark sign, the devastation brought by Typhoon Haiyan should be a stern sign for everyone specially the countries susceptible to climate change. This is but a part of the lives of the survivors, a re-telling of resilience.
Signos, the new norm.”
Photography & Written by Veejay Villafranca