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Signos – The First Publication by Filipino Award-Winning Photographer Veejay Villafranca

Signos – The First Publication by Filipino Award-Winning Photographer Veejay Villafranca


Mynila Team April 9, 2018 Music & Culture

MYNILA staff is thrilled every time a new publication by Filipino artists comes out!

Artbooks.ph just launched Signos, the first publication by Filipino award-winning photographer Veejay Villafranca during the past edition of Art Fair Philippines.

Signos is about the lives of the people displaced by extreme weather occurrences in the Philippines. As typhoons get stronger, water levels rise and farmlands dry out, the country is faced with the reality of climate change. Signos illustrates these different environmental scenarios, further complicated by humanitarian issues such as inadequate relocation, livelihood security and human trafficking.

“The numbers and figures alone are astounding, but nothing captures the country’s vulnerability to climate change quite like images. Veejay Villafranca has spent the last six years in the Philippines photographing the impact of these extreme weather events.” – TIME Magazine

 

“This is the psychological toll that the world hardly sees, and that those who are “resilient” are left with each day when dust of all the aid workers and media has settled. ” – VANTAGE/Medium