FOTO BARYO Photo Exhibit

Cultural Center of the Philippines
Roxas Blvd., Manila
June 5, 2008 - July 6, 2008

Opening reception: 5 June 2008 at 6:30pm

Please join Fernando Afable in celebrating the opening of FOTO BARYO, an exhibition of students' works from the Tanauan, Parañaque, and Sagada projects, shown together for the first time. Opening reception: 5 June 2008 at 6:30pm, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

DARASA (3rd fl. hallway)
Fernando Afable creates a collage of found objects and students’ images, celebrating the home as a sanctuary of happiness and embodying the transformative way of seeing imparted by photography. The images were taken in 2007, when Giulietta Verdon-Roe and Daniela Merino encouraged students from the Darasa riles community in Tanauan to mirror their dreams and aspirations into film.

Students: Orlando Magpantay, Angelito Talaton, Rogelio Onte, Rodel Macaisa, Catherine Gonzaga, Kathleen Gonzaga, Ella Maceda, Nina Onte, Abby Onte, Renziliana
Maceda, May Kimberly Mosende, Anne Khristine Opano, Maria Ethel Icamen, Mona Liza Militar, Ansherina Madeja, Ann Gellen Rubio, and Mary Grace Lat

Curators: Fernando Afable, Josie Miner, and Rina Malonzo.

NATURAL LANG: Images of Childhood in Tropical Palace (3rd fl. hallway)
The Tropical Palace in Parañaque was a lavish resort that was razed by fire in the late 70s. Led by Emily Schiffer, the Parañaque Project involves 10 young adult leaders, ages 16 to 27, from the Tropical Palace community and neighboring areas. The class immersed itself in the community, to see its life through the eyes of children and capture their natural ability to embrace love, fear, pain, and joy.

Students: Joanna Rickafort, Jhe Ann Rickafort, Shobe De La Cruz, Jun Amador, Rowell Tabalan, Rocel Valintino, Bea Peralta, Y Rickafort, Jetrick Rickafort, and Ariel Martinez

Curators: Emily Schiffer, Claro Ramirez and Rina Malonzo.

The Natural Lang project was funded by Fulbright Foundation.

SAGADA (4th fl. hallway)
Embodying the strong sense of sharing and ancient tradition that is alive in Sagada, the students reveal their personal and collective thoughts and the quiet complexity of the society in which they live. The project beckons all beyond the veil that surrounds Sagada. Tommy Hafalla leads the Foto Baryo Sagada Project. The show is a combination of student works from classes taught by Pinky Urmaza, Daniela Merino, Giulietta Verdon-Roe, and Nina Gonzales from 2005 to 2007.

Students: Siegrid Bangyay (Dumay), Cheryl Agnapan (Tambay), Shawnee Anongos, Violeta Miranda, Vixienne Calulut (Banganay), Marlene Pascual, Brenda Fotchay, Cora Degay, Atty. Bob-bob Daoas, Michael Cadiogan (Pas-it), Ruel Bimuyag (Kabbigat), Arce (Gat-ay) Bosaing, Abegail (Log-ay) Batnag, Raquel Dulay, Nereen (Ingga) Bumatong, Imelda (Bat-ei) Badongen, Maureen (Ommay) Malabong, Jazybelle (Lamina) Pacyaya, and Deseret Daluyen.

Curators: Tommy Hafalla, Rina Malonzo, Nina Gonzales, and Trina Dela Rama.

FOTO BARYO will run from 05 June to 06 July 2008 at the third and fourth floors of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.