Veejay villafranca : Signos

19th May 2020
6pm IST
The webinar will be held on the online platform Zoom. To join the webinar please click on the link below:

Untitled-1 copyWe will be conversation with photographer and author, Veejay Villafranca, on his book Signos.

About Signos :

SIGNOS illustrates different scenarios brought about by severe weather patterns in the Philippines. As typhoons get stronger, water levels rise and farmlands dry out, the country is faced with a reality that we can no longer ignore. In 2013 Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, left 6,000 dead and over 6 million people displaced. It was devastating to the marginalized communities, many of whom live on the waters edge. SIGNOS is about the lives of the people displaced by extreme weather occurrences, further complicated by humanitarian issues such as inadequate relocation, livelihood security and human trafficking. SIGNOS illustrates the new norm. Climate change does not happen in isolation.

About the author : 

Photographer Vicente Jaime Villafranca is the first Asian to win the Ian Parry Scholarship Award in 2008 with his project Marked : Gangs of Baseco. He has been a resident artist at Visa Pour L’Image in Arles, France and the first Filipino to be selected for the Joop Swart Masterclass in the Netherlands. Villafranca has been covering extreme weather events affecting the Philippines since typhoon Ondoy in 2009 up to Yolanda and its aftermath in 2015. He was first assigned with the United Nations to document Climate Refugees and since then has carried on a personal mission to raise awareness in the Philippines and through the world about the devastating effects of Climate Change. SIGNOS is his first book.

*Behind the scene images by MAPA Books
*Photographs of the book by Invisible Photographer Asia

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