Kwento’t Litrato is a collaborative photo-documentary project by Migrante Alberta. It explores the Filipino migrant life, struggles and victories in Alberta, and all of this is told through the lenses of the community members themselves. Over the summer of 2019, collaborators from different sectors of the Filipino community in Calgary and Edmonton participated in a series of photography and storytelling workshops developed by the organization. Photographer Nwel Saturay, the lead of the project with some twenty-four Filipino participants said “When we developed the project, we wanted to leave the migrant community with something more than a one-off coffee table book – we wanted to teach them how to use photography to document their experiences and share their unique stories.”
Following five sessions each in Calgary and Edmonton from May to July, the project culminated with an exhibit of the work of the participants.
The first public exhibition was launched in Calgary from August 17 until August 29, and later moved to Edmonton City Hall from August 31 to September 6. The exhibit will be shown one more time at the Kalinangan: Philippine Culture Days Celebration at Mill Woods Senior and Multicultural Centre in Edmonton on September 28.
Pictures from a successful photo exhibition entitled “Kwento’t Litrato by Migrante Alberta. The exhibit was shown in Calgary for 14 days and ran for one week at the Edmonton City Hall in Edmonton.