Saturday, July 30, 2011

feeling masferré

Eduardo Masferré was a Filipino photographer who died in 1995. His book, People Of The Philippine Cordillera-- Photographs 1934-1956, serves as an important record of the lifestyle of the tribes of the Cordillera region in the mid-20th century. A true son of Sagada, he was able to go where outsiders weren't welcome, and his beautifully stark black and white prints show us a world created and populated by the true Filipino-- the indigenous people who carved out a living from these mountains, untouched by Western influences.

This is my little tribute. Of course, I'm not worthy to even wipe the dirt off Masferré's sandals, but sometimes, when the subject matter is exceptionally gorgeous, my photos turn out alright.

More about Masferré here.

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