People wear masks!
Our society demands that we play roles throughout life. We are sons and daughters, husbands and wives, employers and employees, and each role requires us to put on a different mask.
I love watching people, and for the last five years I have been able to observe Filipino people. They aren’t any different to people around the world; maybe shorter, different skin tone, but the still wake up every morning and go to work, school, they fall in love, they have children and they bury the people they love. And they still wear masks. But I noticed that the people who don’t have to play roles or wear masks are children who aren’t yet polluted by society, and the older generation who have been through so much that they have nothing to lose.
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This year I thought of having an exhibition, to show just that. I started taking portraits of people, walking around cities, villages and slums, and caught a few snapshots of life. All of the images are real stories, captured in the moment.
Michał S. Joachimowski
WITHOUT A MASK – photography exhibition
September 21 – October 21
Cafe Bob’s - corner of Lacson St. & 21st St.
50% of the profits from sales will go to the families in the photographs.