Jacob Maentz: Homelands
Homelands is a photography book that unfolds Jacob Maentz’s close and continuing collaboration with various Indigenous and historically marginalized communities in the Philippines. The book’s 218 images are supported by 18 essays as writer Nicola Sebastian reflects on indigeneity and the diverse concerns of indigenous communities: the importance of solidarity in the clash between self-interest and shared interests; the submerged history of political resistance; alternative education and traditional knowledge systems; food sovereignty; the idea of Indigenous peoples as environmental frontliners leading the race against irreversible ecological devastation; and the successes and challenges of reclaiming land recognition after centuries of colonization and modern development aggression.
Jacob Maentz and Morree Fine Books, Netherlands
Hardcover / 9.87 x 13 inches / 100 pages / Color