Signs of execution - The indentation on the wrist of Julius Soriano, 24 years old, shows signs that his hands were bound before he was shot to death during a police operation in Caloocan, Metro Manila. There is a bullet wound in his arm too, and the slug is still embedded in his arm, coming to a stop exactly were the indentation line left an impression in his skin, suggesting that whatever caused the indentation stopped the bullet too. In fact, all 3 victims of extrajudicial killings examined by the photographer that night (21 June 2017) had bullet wounds in their forearms suggesting that the victims had attempted, and failed, to protect themselves from assassins' bullets by blocking shots with their arms. Philippines
Series contains graphic content but not gratuitous graphic content. Inclusion of content necessary to properly depict the issue.
Series will be exhibited at Head On Photo Festival in Sydney from 5 - 29 May. Reporting & exhibition funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
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