If I shoot a photograph and no one sees it but me, is it indeed a photograph?
My family history has been somewhat of a mystery to me. I blame myself for not engaging my own culture and my family’s very rich history in relation to my “mother” country, the Philippines. I chose Alapan because of the Battle of Alapan. The battle was the very first time that the Filipino flag, sewn by my great great grandmother Dona Marcela Marino Agoncillo, was flown in a victorious battle led by General Aguinaldo over the Spaniards on May 18, 1898. This date is also “Flag Day” in the Philippines.
Interested in a print or a digital copy at a very reasonable price? Shoot me an email at agi500 at gmail dot com. I’ll be overjoyed at the prospect of someone wanting a copy of my photograph. Or if you just have something to say to me, send me a note!
What’s the weird looking thing?
That weird font looking thing on my navigation bar is the translation of Alapan in the ancient Filipino script Baybayin. I downloaded the Baybayin Font from Sarisari. I want to learn more about this fascinating script and will try to integrate it into a logo. I’ve been reading that it’s a pretty hot tattoo among Filipino-Americans.
agi500 @ gmail dot com (remove spaces and replace dot with a period).
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