On Mindanao’s Lumads and Horse Fighting
Over the past month I have made two separate trips to Mindanao in the hopes to document the ethnic sport of horse fighting that is still occasionally practiced by the areas Lumads (indigenous peoples). My first trip was during Davao's Kadayawan Festival, which is an annual week long celebration featuring the different tribes from Davao. This festival is like most other festivals in the Philippines, complete with street dancing, beauty pageants and plenty of people walking around the streets…
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The Kalinga Batok Tattoo Festival by Lars Krutak
Philippines | Kalinga woman; heavily tattooed arms and beaded bodies make for timeless beauty. | © Lars Krutak
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A Filipino home near Manila, Philippines, early 20th Century
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Tribal head hunters from Lubo, Tanudan, Kalinga, convene for a peace conference. Date Photographed: Early 1900. Photographer: Dean C. Worcester. Location: Luzon Island, Philippines. Credit: © Dean C. Worcester/National Geographic Society/Corbis.