THE BASKETBALL COURTS OF THE PHILIPPINES

Basketball was invented around 1890 in America. Only 10 years later the sport was introduced in the Philippines. Another decade and the Philippines had won its first gold medal at the Far Eastern Games. Here Richard James Daniels documents the Basketball Courts of the Philippines, specifically the grassroots hoops and courts of the local, mostly impoverished villages in the Southern Philippines (Visayan region). The project is still ongoing with over 150 courts and hoops documented.

Photography: Richard James Daniels

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