THE FORGOTTEN TEN PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION AT YUCHENGCO MUSEUM

Monday, January 20, 2014

Jacob Maentz showcases photos of the indigenous peoples of the Philippine archipelago in “The Forgotten Ten,” which is on view until Jan. 23, 2014 at Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.



The exhibit entitled ‘The Forgotten Ten’ showcases 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 gives 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 Forgotten Ten’ refers to the estimated 10 to 20 percent of the Philippine population considered indigenous and the exhibit highlight groups such as the Badjao, Agta, Mangyan, Tagbanua, Manobos, Kalinga, Applai, Pala’wan and more. Maentz states, “it’s my hope that this exhibit will educate and help foster a heightened appreciation and respect for our indigenous brothers and sisters while emphasizing their major struggles to self-determination.”



The photographs currently 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.



For information, call 889-1234.

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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