My daughter has been making 19th century clothing all school year. It’s not part of any school work, just pursuing her own interest. She makes her own patterns, deconstructed from photos and artwork found online. Through every Zoom meeting this past semester, you would have found her with needle and thread, working on her projects by hand. I’ve been photographing some of her progress as well as the finished pieces and we made a short slideshow/video for the high school’s Virtual Fine Arts Night. Have a look!
Last October I had the pleasure of photographing high school seniors, Dylan and Destiny, on this beautiful blueberry field in Appleton with 360º views of autumn color. On that perfect day we had no idea what a difficult road was ahead for us, especially those who were graduating.
Congratulations, Seniors 2020! We are so proud of you. Now go make the world a better place. We need you!
Geronima Tomelden Pecson was a suffragette and first woman senator of the Philippines, elected in 1947. As senator, she championed laws toward building and improving education in the Philippines. In 1950, she became the first Filipino and first woman elected to the executive board of UNESCO.
Lola Imay, as we affectionately called her, was my maternal grand aunt. Being somewhere on her family tree makes me feel a little prouder to be a woman, a feminist, and a Filipina.
(Photo by Bert Brandt, Acme Staff correspondent, 4 November 1947)