Tepo Weaving in Tandubas, Tawi-Tawi

In Tandubas, Tawi-Tawi, photographer Jacob Maentz shoots the geometrical patterns and colors of a Tepo, a mat made from pandan leaves, as well as the Sama-Bajau who diligently weaves it.

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The Ati & Tumandok People of Panay Island

I arrived into Iloilo City on a sunny afternoon with my camera bag and a rough plan as to where I would be going. My research gave me some promising

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The Mansaka of Compostela Valley

Earlier this month I spent a week getting to know and learn more about the Mansaka people who live in and around Compostela Valley, Mindanao. The Mansaka are just one

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‘The Forgotten Ten’ Photographic Exhibition

After many months of preparation we can finally announce the details of our first photography exhibition this coming January in Manila. We are very excited for the event and hope

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The Mangyan of Mindoro

Last month I made a long awaited trip to the island of Mindoro to visit some of the different Mangyan groups there. This trip took a few months to arrange

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On Mindanao’s Lumads and Horse Fighting

Over the past month I have made two separate trips to Mindanao in the hopes to document the ethnic sport of horse fighting that is still occasionally practiced by the

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Back in the Sierra Madres with our Agta Friends

Things often do not turn out the way you might expect them to. Such was the case during my recent trip back to the Sierra Madres. I returned to a

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Publication in Discovery Channel Magazine

Discovery Channel Magazine is running a 12 page photo story about Jacob’s trip to Isabela last year in this August 2012 issue. This trip is where the start of the

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Agta Community Looking at Their Photos

A year after our first visit to this Agta community in a remote part of the Sierra Madres, we returned with photos. The community was so excited to see their

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The Tigwahanon Manobo

The Bukidnon plateau is home to seven of the 18 different indigenous groups found in Mindanao. After doing some research I decided it would be a great place to visit

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