Monday, June 12, 2006


Culture Express brings our readers from the staid environment of daily office life into the otherwise colorful world that we're sadly missing.


Portraits by Marlon Despus
Running from Calendario
July 18 - August 31, 2006
18 de julio - 31 de agosto de 2006
Schedule Horario
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm
Martes a sabado, 10 am - 7 pm
Venue: Sala, Instituto Cervantes Gallery

Fil-American photographer Marlon Despus has been trying to capture people's souls by portraying their skin. Marlon Despus was born in the Philippines of Ilongo and Ivatan heritage. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he studied architecture, science, poetry, and where he was trained in photography almost thirty years ago.

Collecting images for this exhibit began in 2005 with the gracious support from a host of volunteers -- including doctors, directors, teachers, politicians, tricycle drivers, models, artists, diplomats -- many coming from Spain, the United States, Australia, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Korea, China, India, Japan but mostly from the Philippines.


If you love Spanish films and don't know where to get your fix, the Instituto Cervantes has a regular film showing every Saturday ath the Salon de Actos in their new building along Kalaw St, Manila (besides the Casino Español). No charge, no questions asked. Just come early as seats are limited.

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