Jonny Seymour's photos of a brutal Easter tradition aren't for the squeamish

Date
15 April 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

This isn’t our usual type of post; there’s nothing fun, colourful or inherently “nice” about these images, but Jonny Seymour’s shots of an Easter tradition in the Philippines are truly astounding, so apologies if they make your stomach turn. Jonny travelled to Manilla to witness this brutal Good Friday tradition in which three men are nailed to crosses in a reenactment of the crucifixion. Other penances carried out on the day include self-flagellation, crawling on the rough ground and carrying giant crosses. Jonny has captured these events with care and sensitivity, and though the impact of these painful pictures is hard to deny there’s nothing gratuitous about his portrayal of this devout practice.

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Jonny Seymour: Pampanga

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Jonny Seymour: Pampanga

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Jonny Seymour: Pampanga

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Jonny Seymour: Pampanga

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Jonny Seymour: Pampanga

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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