Abelling Anito Festival
The Abelling Tribe are indigenous peoples living in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. They reside on the foot of the province’s mountain range. During every Anito Festival, they transfer the Anito, or “Spirit”, from the ageing host to a younger host. Dances, feasts and animal sacrifices are held by the Abelling in a week-long ritual where everyone in the village is involved. In this set, I visited the tribe as they were in a dire time: they were struggling to call out the Anito.
Photographed for Kamusta? Magazine