FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 25, 2013
Kodakan: Pilipinos in the City
SF Main Library Exhibit – Filipino American Center – Oct. 19-Jan 23
Kodakan, verb – the generic Filpino term for taking photos derived from the known camera brand Kodak. Example: “Kodakan na! It’s picturing taking time!” Synonym: “piktyur piktyur” or “piktyuran na”
What does it mean to be Filipino in San Francisco? And how do we tell our stories by posing for the camera? The Kodakan exhibit, presented by Kularts and going on view in the San Francisco Main Library’s Filipino American Center, explores changing expressions of Filipino cultural identity through the simple act of snapshot photography. Inspired by images in the book Filipinos in San Francisco and the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, artists Wilfred Galila and Peggy Peralta, with assistance from Cece Carpio, create playful photo homages to the vintage photos. Accompanied by videos, poetry, and interview snippets, the artists share the varied faces and stories of the San Francisco Pilipino American community.
Meet the Artists & Discussion Panel – Saturday, October 19, 12:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Presented in partnership with Filipino American International Book Festival.
MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Jeffers
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