The Philippines through European Lenses
The Philippines Through European Lenses: Late 19th Century Photographs from the Meerkamp Van Embden Collection
Publisher: Ateneo de Manila University Press in cooperation with KITLV Press
Author: Otto van den Muijzenberg
Book dimensions: 7.45 x 9 in
Winner, Best Design, Philippine National Book Awards 2009
About the book
A window to Spanish and American colonial times, told through photography. The trove of images belonged to a Dutch national who came to the Philippines as a young entrepreneur, settled and started a family, and later became honorary consul of the Netherlands.
To keep the photography book affordable, one-color printing was used throughout. Whenever possible, I chose to reproduce photos without cropping, showing the uneven, torn, and/or creased edges. This gives the reader the feeling of browsing through a family album containing the actual artifacts.