Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines to be Showcased in New Photographic Exhibition

The Forgotten Ten Philippines Photo Exhibit

A photographic exhibit by American photographer Jacob Maentz will be on display at the Yuchengco Museum in Makati City, Metro Manila from January 10-23, 2014. The exhibit, entitled "The Forgotten Ten," will showcase a year and a half of Maentz's documentary work from various indigenous communities around the Philippines.

In partnership with Asia Society Philippines, 

the exhibition will give an inside and depictive look into the diverse and culturally rich lives of our nations often forgotten people, featuring images of their everyday life, culture and traditions.

The photographs that will be on display are part of a long-term project called the Katutubong Filipino Project started by Jacob Maentz in 2012. The aim of the project is to help bring about awareness of the Philippine archipelago’s indigenous peoples’ by visually documenting their slowly disappearing and changing cultural heritages.

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. The Yuchengco museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and is located at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City.

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