Discontentment: The Photo Exhibit

with Khalil Manayon

Mother: "Anak, dapat tanggapin mo si Hesus sa puso mo." ("Son, you must accept Jesus into your heart.")

Son: "Bakit?" ("Why?")

Mother: "Kung wala si Hesus, pupunta ka sa impierno." ("Without Jesus, you would go to hell.")

Son: "Eh, ano ngayon?" ("So?")

Mother: "Mainit doon." ("It's hot there.")

Son: "Okay lang, masasanay rin ako." ("It's okay, I'll get used to it.") (from Spirituality of Discontentment)

The Filipino psyche is prone to getting used to things.  Like we are used to bad traffic, government corruption and whatever else is wrong with our country.  To be discontented is to refuse to get used to the way things are; photography has allowed us to capture a glimpse of something better.

The exhibit runs from September 16-30, 2011 in Homestay Cafe, Hayaville, Project 6, Quezon City (a map is in the Facebook page).  Various events include a photography workshop on September 17 and talks by Khalil Manayon and other artist.