Victims of a "Bloodless Revolution.

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© Carl Kuntze
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Manila, Philippines, 1986.

Two young employees of a Sauna owned by a middle level Police Official. Disgruntled at being excluded by the government administration's largesse, he led his employees to "take over the main police headquarters for Cory," unaware the civic defenders were poised, weapons ready. They wanted to test recently acquired automatic firearms. The "Leader" of the abortive coup, the only one armed, escaped unhurt. This was an unintentional commentary at the smug complacancy of the exponents of the "revolution." There were similarly soldiers killed, but they came from the "peasant class," and therefore, insignificant.

In the The Myth of People Power. photo essay.

11 responses

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (16 Jul 2008):

    your photos are a constant source of awe mr. kuntze.

  • Kels Frazier

    Kels Frazier said (17 Jul 2008):


  • Brian Basi

    Brian Basi (Deleted) gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    One Thousand words are not enough... amazing body of work!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (22 Sep 2009):

    Gruesome, but creepy for sure. dp

  • Drew Kelley

    Drew Kelley gave props (27 Dec 2009):


  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (1 Aug 2010):

    Shocking, educational, deeply moving ... so many wonderful images here!

  • Victoria Laquindanum

    Victoria Laquindanum gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    oh god! this is so disturbing. i'll pray for their souls. sad!

  • Scott Pugh

    Scott Pugh gave props (24 Oct 2010):

    This is as real as it gets.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (10 Sep 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Decade (most excellently).

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (29 Oct 2011):

    Oh my God!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (24 Nov 2012):

    Wow! so sorry! Very powerful!!

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