Although we are somewhat shy being the ones in front of the camera, we thought we would do a short video update as we enter into the final stretch of our campaign. We also decided to create a Facebook Page for the project to share more spontaneous updates during our journey. We think it will be a great way to send out quick updates once we get in the field.
With less than 30 days now to reach our goal we thought of offering some additional rewards for our beloved backers. Recently, we were able to get permission from National Geographic to reproduce some of Dean C. Worcester indigenous portraits taken back in the 1910’s. He captured some incredible images of the different Filipino ethnic groups during the beginning of last century. We are honored to be able to offer some of these vintage images to you for helping support the Katutubong Filipino Project.
We will be raffling off THREE prints and each winner will be able to select the image they would like from the six shown below. Anyone who makes a pledge of $10 or more will automatically be entered into the raffle drawing. Those who have already made a pledge will also be entered into the raffle. These vintage prints will be 14″ long and printed on Fuji Crystal Archival paper. If we reach our goal we will hold the raffle the week following February 4th and the prints will be shipped and delivered shortly after. (Read More)
Dean C. Worcester (1866 – 1924) was an American zoologist, public official, and authority on the Philippines. From 1899 to 1901 he was a member of the United States Philippine Commission; thenceforth until 1913 he served as secretary of the interior for the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands. In 1910, he founded the Philippine General Hospital, which has become the hospital for the poor and the sick. Many of his tribal photographs from the Philippine Islands are held by National Geographic and the University of Michigan.