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HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PHILIPPINES
Transcript of HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PHILIPPINES
FILIPINO MILITARY OFFICERS
WHEN WAS PHOTOGRAPHY INTRODUCED
first known actively
operational photo studio
Recognized as a resident photographer in the Philippines since 1865 through the 1870s
first evidence of the use of photography in the Philippine panorama
Indígena de clase rica(Mestiza Sangley-Filipina, 18 x 24 cm), an 1875 photograph taken by the Dutch photographer, Francisco van Camp
PROVINCIAL AND MISSIONARY LIFE
Provincia de Cagayan
an album lodged at Madrid’s Museo Nacional de Antropología
19th century tobacco farming methods in Luzon
863 earthquake was witnessed and recorded by Martinez Hébert
while the devastation caused by the seismic activities that occurred on July 14, 18, 20 and 22, 1880
FRANSISCO VAN CAMP
Obras del Puerto de Manila
Operational and under-construction lighthouses
“the first Filipino artist to consciously use photography as a medium for art”.
He focused on culture taking photos of bullfights and cockfights, people, and human forms
SPANISH BULL FIGHTERS IN ILOILO
SABONG IN ILOILO
WEDDING PARTY FOLLOWED BY MUSIC BAND
Laureano photographs taken during the banquet for the Baler survivors.
Recuerdos de Filipinas, or Memories of the Philippines in Barcelona in 1895
First published in the Philippines by Cacho Publishing House
After the discovery of the daguerreotype in 1839
Don Sinibaldo de Mas arrived in the Philippines as a government diplomat for the Spanish King
He brought the daguerreotype with him from Spain to the Philippines
Photographing the Philippines was continued by Americans , such as soldiers and the Thomasites
One Thomasite who took pictures of early twentieth century Philippines
was an American English-language teacher in the Philippines
The execution by firing squad of José Rizal, December 30, 1896. This photograph (Fusilamiento de José Rizal) was taken by Manuel Arias Rodriguez, a Spanish creole.
Photography in the Philippines during American colonialism in the country produced two categories of photographic genre: the colonial American-centered photography and Filipino-centered photography
Colonial American-centered images
From 1900 to 1914
The trend of photography in the Philippines during the American era was to present colonial or imperial superiority and to differentiate racial status, skin hue, body size, cultural context, dress codes and dressing habits compared to American ways and physical features.
the head hunting practice of the Igorots, a tribal practice engaged in by these tribes to settle social conflicts through individual revenge rather than mass warfare, which was sensationalized in American-produced images of skulls
first pornographic and erotic pictures of Filipino women
Dean Conant Worcester, an American photographer and former Secretary of the Interior of the colonial government of the United States.
During these personal and formal photographic moments, Filipino women were able to demonstrate female “virtue and refinement” by being garbed in fashionable and “religious” garments of the time; while the Igorot people were given that chance to show-off their status and prestige by standing straight, firm, and wearing their tribal coats and hand-held canes.