The American Memorial Cemetery located in The BGC, Manila is not just another memorial cemetery. It boasts of a rich Filipino-American history which dates back to World War II.
In the heart of the newest business district of Manila, the Bonifacio Global Center, lays a serene place that quietly holds the vast history of the Philippines and the US during World War II. The American Memorial Cemetery commemorates the men and women in uniform that fought the Japanese invasion in the Philippines during World War II. Inscribed on the crosses around the cemetery are the names of these gallant soldiers who fought during that time. Also on the walls of the Memorial centre are the different maps showing how the Americans meticulously attacked the Japanese coming into the island of the Philippines. On the walls also, the names of these soldiers were grouped from what regiment of battalions they belonged to. And the officers that lead their groups.
It was also surprising; I thought that I would only be reading the names of the American soldiers but included on the engraved list on the wall and on the crosses are names of Filipino soldiers that fought alongside the Americans. A dedication was also engraved on the front facade of the memorial center, honoring each and every soldier who gave their lives for the independence of our country.
I have visited many cemeteries before but this one comes as a surprise to me. Other cemeteries would creep me out or would just mean nothing, but the American Memorial Cemetery gave me a brief education on Filipino-American history and instead of being creeped out, it comes out as an emotional visit. During my visit, a former American soldier was there to pay tribute to those fallen soldiers by playing his trumpet.
This cemetery may not be a Halloween place to be, rather, a place to visit for a piece of history.
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In the work of Binh Danh, art is space for the unnamed to be seen. When war is the theme every detail counts. How does one person tackle this massive issue, where death and the value of lives intersect? A one-man job becomes a job about other men. And so for his series "Immortality: The Remnants of the Vietnam and American War" he made chlorophyll prints to express the indelible mark of war on various lands. Soldiers and laymen whose faces and records have been archived are given another chance to be remembered.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
It is general knowledge that history—ruled and written by austere patriarchy—has not been so kind to women. Photography is one of the rare exceptions; womankind has set its pervading presence and participation in photography since the birth of the camera in the 1800's. Lomography traces the role of women in photography with a special, comprehensive summary for International Women's Day.
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The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
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Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the the latest news about photography but you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these lomographers.
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