The Philippines Through European Lenses
This collection of late 19th century photographs of the Philippines was made by P.K.A. Meerkamp van Embden, a Dutch businessman who later served as honorary consul of the Netherlands from 1889-1927. The years covered by his photographs witnessed the integration of the Philippines into the world economy, the 1896 Revolution, and the violent change of sovereignty from Spanish to American. The subjects are varied: the people, streets and homes of Ermita, where Meerkamp resided; the abaca trade; Romblon, and Cebu. Additional photographs of the Cordillera by Dr. Alexander Schadenberg. Text by Dr. Otto van den Muijzenberg, a Dutch anthropologist who spent years doing fieldwork in the Philippines.
Winner, National Book Awards, 2009.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
Hardcover / 9.5 x 8 inches / 357 pages / BW