Set among 6000 beautiful hectares, Sablayan Prison in the Philippines resembles a national park. Its 2200 inmates build their own houses, have jobs with wages, and are entitled to three meals a day. Privileges include cellphones and an on-site church and mosque. It’s hard to believe that the idyllic expanse is a place of punishment for the most atrocious of crimes.
This project explores the notions of time and identity; do our actions define us or are we more than the things we do? What does repentance mean, and is there a grey area between the human and the monster in us all?