Tokhang: The Philippine Drug War

Tokhang: The Philippine Drug War

Photographs and text by Olof Jarlbro.
Rough dog press 2021
17x 24cm, Hardcover, 
Language English.

Tokhang is a word in the Philippine Bisaya meaning “to approach and talk”. It also has become synonymous with the Duterte administration’s deadly war against drugs. Photographer Olof Jarlbro takes us inside the drug war to the grim murder scenes around metro Manila. But Jarlbro’s photography doesn’t end there : instead, in search of answers, he meets up with the relatives of those loved ones that have been brutally killed...