Working just a few feet away from her mother's casket, a Manila woman fries up eggplant and tuyo (dried fish) for her family's dinner. She also serves coffee, biscuits, and peanuts to help keep the visitors awake. Many of the mourners are taking advantage of a quirk in Filipino law that permits gambling only at funerals. The loss of decorum does not upset the bereaved woman. She receives a percentage of the take from the gambling and uses the cash to help pay for the burial. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 241). This image is featured alongside the Cabaña family images in Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.
- © 2005 Peter Menzel / Hungry Planet: What the World Eats / www.menzelphoto.com
- Image Size
- 1024x682 / 410.8KB
- Contained in galleries