Home Away from Home: Benefits and Losses in the Filipino Diaspora

Come out to The Ames Library on Thursday, 24 March at 4pm (Beckman Auditorium) for the International Studies Colloquium featuring Jason Reblando.

For his Fulbright fellowship to the Philippines, Jason Reblando produced a photographic survey of different aspects of the Filipino diaspora and how Filipinos stay connected to their homeland. From balikbayan boxes to remittances, Filipinos maintain relationships with their home despite the social hardships and geographic boundaries that separate friends and families. As families experience the benefits and absence of an _MG_7750Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), Reblando’s photographs examine how workers abroad are changing the Philippine landscape and Filipinos’ relationship to home.

Biographical Information

Jason Reblando received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Sociology from Boston College. He is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant and an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship award. His work has been published in the New York Times, Camera Austria, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek, Real Simple, Places Journal, Chicago Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. His photographs are part of the collections in the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Midwest Photographers Project of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He teaches photography at Illinois State University.

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