Bangkok Post reviews
'In My Homeland' opens at FCCT
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: October 1, 2013 at 8:08 am
Mendiola Massacre by Luis Liwanag Luis.
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand hosts "Doon Po Sa Amin", a documentary photography exhibition by three Filipino photographers _ Alex Baluyut, Luis Liwanag Luis and Nico Sepe, until Oct 31.
"Doon Po Sa Amin" has no exact translation in the English language _ it's a Tagalog idiom that means "in my homeland".
The collection of 32 photographs on show is an expression of each of the artists' experience of their country and its people. The images include scenes of hardships and joys, work, play, companionship, innovation, rituals and customs, peace and order _ even in times of social disquiet and disaster, generations, faces, and the land.
Each of these images will tug at your senses in one way or another, and all will enlighten us to the resilience of the human spirit, and the complexities and simplicities of human survival on this planet.
The many years that aged these events have not tarnished the effect on the viewer.
The last formal gathering of these three photographers was in 2000 when they were working as part of The Manila Times photographic team.
Their careers in photography were defined in the 1980s while working for wire agencies, newspapers and magazines. Their dedication to socio-documentary photography has always been of utmost priority.
The pictures that make up this exhibition came from the archives _ some of which are part of books, and others printed in newspapers and magazines. But all of the pictures have contributed in their own way to bringing awareness about the realities of life and the continuous battles and joys we face on a daily basis.
The opening is on Oct 4 at 7pm. The FCCT is at Maneeya Centre, Phloenchit Road, and is open daily from 10am to 11pm. Call 02-652-0580/1.