This Filipino Artist Is Selling Poignant Photo Prints to Raise Funds for Typhoon Victims

They're from a 2019 exhibit about the infamous Marikina River.

Turbulent Waters was first exhibited at Tin-aw Art Gallery in September 2019
PHOTO BY Facebook/Nathalie Dagmang

(SPOT.ph) Marikina River, which carries water from the mountains of Sierra Madre to the Pasig River, is one of the Metro's many waterways that overflow every time a typhoon hits. This is attributed to many factors—from environmental to economic; and typhoon Ulysses caused flooding in the area and the displacement of a lot of residents. In an effort to raise funds for victims of the typhoon, artist Nathalie Dagmang is selling single-edition prints of photographs about the Marikina River that were exhibited at Tin-aw Art Gallery in September 2019.

Titled Turbulent Waters, the exhibit shows snapshots of Barangay Tumana, which used to be fertile land that produced vegetables and rice in the 19th century. But when much of it was transformed into residential and commercial areas, life changed for the worse for people outside the gated villages. Dagmang's photos give a glimpse of the unpredictable and turbulent waters of Tumana River, and the community surrounding it.

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The photos were taken during her five-year research project involving Barangay Tumana.
PHOTO BY Facebook/Nathalie Dagmang
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A flood wall was constructed on the edge of the barangay to protect them from the overflow of the river.
PHOTO BY Facebook/Nathalie Dagmang
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Sales of all photo prints, which range from P2,000 to P15,000, will go to the soup kitchen and relief operation initiated by the Concerned Artists of the Philippines, All UP Academic Employees Union Diliman, and UP COVID-19 Response Volunteers. Deposits can be made through Landbank, BPI, GCash, or BDO. For availability of artwork and price list, visit Dagmang's Facebook.

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