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COMMUNAL IDENTITY

16/12/2011

PHILLIPINES |

A photography series about the indigenous peoples of Southeast Asia that aims to evaluate our recognition of images of these marginalised people and their surroundings.

The plurality and heterogeneity of languages and cultures in Southeast Asia are immense, even though it is a region usually defined as a single geopolitical entity.

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More that 240 languages are spoken by approximately 300 ethnic groups of 242 million; out of 14 million Cambodians, there are 36 recognized ethnic and linguistic minorities.

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Diversity is a natural character of Southeast Asia therefore the representational function of photography is always welcome and will always be a disclosure of the unseen and a reminder of their existence.

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In this series, the photographer attempts to grasp some sense of similarity between those who are otherwise geographically set apart.

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Source: Jake Verzosa

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