TRAPO


This series began as a collection of political posters and scenes that I found in the Philippines. Taking an iconoclastic approach and engaging in the practice of damnatio memoriae, I am presenting images of deterioration as a means of revealing an entrenched feeling of distrust towards a historically corrupt political system.


To that end, I shot the images digitally, processed and printed them with expired Polaroid 600 and SX-70 film, and lifted the emulsions onto recycled, unbleached paper stock made in the Philippines. 


The title takes its name from the Tagalog word for a torn cleaning rag or a crooked politician.


PRESS


"Finalist in the Professional - Conceptual category"
- Sony World Photography Awards

"New Directions: Lawrence Sumulong"
- Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography

"Nueva Luz, Foto Legacies, Fellowships I "
- En Foco

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