WILL WORK 4 FOOD: A Photo Exhibit by Steve Tirona

Steve Tirona
Curated by Adeline Ooi

6pm on April 24, 2008 - May 24, 2008

Will Work 4 Food began in 2005 with a simple aim to take “snapshots” of the nascent but exciting days of Manila's alternative contemporary art scene. Three years on, the careers of a number of the individuals pictured here have matured. Many are now making names for themselves as some of the Philippines' most promising and exciting young contemporary artists. This ‘family tree' reads like the tangled streets we traverse on daily. Whether working together as members of a collective, setting up exhibition venues of their own, or quietly working on their obsessions, their energy is inspiring, their enthusiasm and determination to continually provoke and play, to experiment and reinvent.

Born in Manila in 1976, Steve Tirona was raised in Southern California and calls Los Angeles his hometown. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Photography from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1996, Tirona went on to taking pictures professionally in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. His past work includes Rage Against the Machine's Battle of Los Angeles album as well as the photographs for the movie Adaptation . His unorthodox vision and style of photography have garnered the respect and admiration of his peers and the creative industry as a whole. Steve is now based in Manila.

This project has been supported by The Nippon Foundation Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowship grant.

Accompanying Will Work 4 Food are Saturday Gallery Activities , all from 3-5pm:
  • April 26-Gallery Talk by Curator Adeline Ooi
  • May 3-Artist Talk by Steve Tirona
  • May 24- Closing party, 6pm
Visit silverlens gallery at 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, 816-0044, manage@silverlensphoto.com. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10am–7 pm, Saturday 1–6pm.
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