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Phil Borges Spirit of Place Collection, Philippines - Lununa
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Lununa, 50
Signapan Basin Palawan, Philippines

Lununa belongs to small tribe of 20 families called the Tau't Duram. As a balyan (shaman), Lununa regularly conducts healings by entering a trance through singing and chanting. In the last few years the Tau't Duram have had to rely on slash-and-burn farming to augment their hunting and gathering. I watched as Lununa conducted a ritual for a patient. His diagnosis for the illness: the patient had angered the mountain spirit by burning the land. This struck me, since Lununa himself had become a slash-and-burn farmer. (Tau't Duram)

Collection: Spirit of Place - Philippines
Artist: Photographer Phil Borges
Medium: black and white fine art photography collection
Finish: Framed

These beautiful black and white fine art photography of people portrait of indigenous cultures are the trademark of humanitarian photographer Phil Borges. All collections of Phil Borges' work are available at Hallmark Fine Art Gallery located in San Diego's La Jolla Cove. Gallery also has Phil Borges' award-winning photography books Tibetan Portrait, Enduring Spirit, and Women Empowered. Call 858-551-8108 for more information.

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