Kodakan: Pilipinos in the City

Inspired by images in the book Filipinos in San Francisco and from the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, Artists Wilfred Galila, Peggy Peralta and Cece Carpio, have taken a series of photographs and video images of the contemporary Pilipino community—both in posed and casual settings—to create a media project that explores changing expressions of Pilipino cultural identity over time. By juxtaposing images of “then and now,” we contextualize the Pilipino American narrative and examine perceptions of what/who is Pilipino.

Many thanks to our project partners, the Filipino American Development Foundation, and the Manilatown Heritage Foundation. Project by KulArts.

2015-16 Exhibit Dates:

May 1 – Aug 30, 2015
I-Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Sept 16 – Nov 22, 2015
ACT’s Strand Theater

1127 Market St, San Francisco CA 94103

Nov 23, 2015 – June, 2016
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St, San Francisco CA 94103