Arts Commons Presents: Photography Exhibition Kwento't Litrato features Unique Perspectives

February 06, 2020

For Immediate Release
February 06, 2020

Arts Commons Presents:

Photography Exhibition Kwento't Litrato features Unique Perspectives


CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents is proud to welcome Kwento't Litrato, a collaborative photo-documentary featuring the works of 18 different migrant photographers sharing their complex narrative through images of their lives. Kwento't Litrato runs February 1st – 29th, 2020 in the +15 gallery spaces.

Translating to Stories and Photographs, Kwento't Litrato is the culmination of a series of storytelling-orientated photography workshops by Migrante Edmonton and Migrante Calgary taking place between May – August 2019. What resulted was a collection of powerful images that foster empathy, understanding, and community. 

“It is striking to recognize that many Filipinos work abroad as caretakers for Canadian children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, while being absent from their own families back home,” says Kim Gabrido about her work, A Migrant’s Incentive, included within Kwento't Litrato.  “I can relate to their experience because I know how it feels to be apart from your family.” 

Artists featured include: Anabelle Clarin, Cynthia Palmaria, Eileen Blanco Castillo, Eric Dizon, Lyla Luciano, Kim Gabrido, Lea Luciano, Len Jerusalem, Lionel Migrino, Lovella Penaranda-Dizon, Lynn, Marco Luciano, Novie Sambat, Qianyun Wang, Ruby Rosa G Navio, and Jay Zapata, as well as two photographers who have asked to remain anonymous. 

This free exhibition is featured in partnership with Arts Commons and Exposure Photography Festival and will be on display until February 29, 2020, in the +15 Galleries, in the +15 Walkway between City Hall and the Glenbow Museum.


What:               Kwento't Litrato

When:              February 1 – 29, 2020

Where:             Arts Commons, +15 galleries


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