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Phil Borges Spirit of Place Collection, Philippines - Opisat
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Opisat, 45
Busuanga, Philippines

Opista spends most of the day fishing for her Tagbanua "family", and at night, she cooks and sings. Since the Tagbanua's subsistence life demands group-oriented behavior, work and food sharing cooperatives are forged among small groups rather than nuclear families. I spent the evening with Opista and her people, listening to her unusually beautiful voice. When I asked her about their fishing rights she told me "we don't own this territory -we just belong to it." (Tagbanua)

Collection: Spirit of Place - Philippines
Artist: Photographer Phil Borges
Medium: black and white fine art photography collection
Finish: Framed


These beautiful black and white fine art photography of people portrait of indigenous cultures are the trademark of humanitarian photographer Phil Borges. All collections of Phil Borges' work are available at Hallmark Fine Art Gallery located in San Diego's La Jolla Cove. Gallery also has Phil Borges' award-winning photography books Tibetan Portrait, Enduring Spirit, and Women Empowered. Call 858-551-8108 for more information.

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