AsiaStoryDocumentary Photography by Biel Calderón

Biel Calderón (b. 1983, Mallorca). At 18 years old, he moved to Madrid to study BA Political Science. In 2007 he graduated MA Asian and Pacific Studies (Barcelona).
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Biel Calderón (b. 1983, Mallorca). At 18 years old, he moved to Madrid to study BA Political Science. In 2007 he graduated MA Asian and Pacific Studies (Barcelona).

Finally, in 2008 he graduated MA Photojournalism (Barcelona) and became a photographer. Recently he has been exploring Multimedia Journalism (MA International Multimedia Journalism, 2012, Beijing) along side his photography in order to test new ways of storytelling. Currently based in Bangkok.

The Little Big Project

A community with houses looking like giant mushrooms where small people from the Philippines could make a living and escape discrimination with the help of tourism. That was what Perry Berry, president of the Little People Association of the Philippines (LPAP), dreamed in the late eighties and he still wants to make it true. They want to show to the society that even if they are small, they can do something big.

There is at least one dwarf city in the world, in the Chinese province of Yunnan, where the more than 100 inhabitants measure less than 130 centimeters. The difference is someone else manages it, and Perry and the 46 members of the Little People Association want to be their own bosses and own the place. They are tired of living in a world that seems to ignore their problems, so they dream of creating their own one where everything is made according to their size.

Most of them are living in Manila, a huge city with around 15 million souls and where the competition to find a decent job is wild. Fast growing economy seems to leave behind the filipino hospitality and the slow pace of the tropics. In a place where even using the public transportation is a major challenge, their chances of getting a good job are little.  ( + Multimedia ) [Official Website]

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