A term used in early environmental studies, re-photography is a 'then and now' visual record. Photographs taken during an earlier period are used as reference to shoot present-day images from an approximate or similar angle. While the challenge of re-photography is to take the same or approximate angle, it is not confined to a literal 'then and now.' A re-photograph can have, as its point of reference, the context of the subject.
This re-photography exhibition aims to bring forth insight and focused reflection, meaningful enough to take viewers beyond nostalgia and towards a new understanding of the responsibility we all must bear to care for Baguio's environment.
Viewed individually or collectively, these photographs document change and loss. These reflect how we engage our environment or push our resources to the limits. On the other hand, these also reveal some changeless qualities of a peoples' spirit and of classic Baguio landscapes or vantages which many still remember as home. (E.R. Alcantara)