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Proto Photo Educator: Teodulo Protomartir

Proto Photo Educator: Teodulo Protomartir

The museum will be closed from March 25 until April 2 for facilities maintenance.


The UP Vargas Museum, in partnership with the De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde, presents Proto Photo Educator: Teodulo Protomartir, a photography exhibition curated by Jay Javier, on 5 March 2022, Saturday, at the 1/F West Wing Gallery and Video Room.

The history of Philippine photography is fraught with gaps, inviting discussion on the identification of pioneers and progenitors. Proto Photo Educator: Teodulo Protomartir tries to address this situation as curator Jay Javier shines a light on Teodulo Protomartir, who may be considered a pillar of photography education in the country. This exhibition gathers more than 50 photographs taken by Protomartir; each image signifies the quality of Salon style photography, which promoted standards-based approaches to shooting images. The exhibition references Filipino attitudes towards photography and offers scenes of life in early 20th century Manila through the lenses of 35mm cameras. A selection of photographs from the Vargas Library and Archives strikes a conversation with Protomartir’s work and narrates the difficult life in Manila during the Second World War.

Time & Location

UP Vargas Museum

05 March - 23 April 2022

Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City