The photographs exhibited will be focus on the different aspects and treatment of breastfeeding photographs and complement each other. Stan's exhibit will start on August 22, 2012 while Angelica's exhibit will start on September 3, 2012. Do check them out!
In line with the celebration of the World Breastfeeding Month 2012, a photo documentary work
on breastfeeding entitled Padede will be exhibited at the Senate of the Philippines Building, Roxas
Boulevard, Pasay City on August 13 - 16, 2012, in partnership with the Office of Senator Pia Cayetano and Medela Moms.
Padede is a self-initiated, self-funded, non-profit work of photographer, writer, and mother Angelica
Carballo that seeks to raise awareness about breastfeeding and create an inspiration for women that
their body is enough to give her child the best start in life. At the same time, the project will also show the predicaments and hindrances that women encounter when breastfeeding her child, and how these social, economic, aesthetic, and personal factors make her lose her trust and confidence in her breast, and what she can do to counter these.
Padede is a visual argument on the positive effects of breastfeeding. It also aims to reopen the topic
of breastfeeding among mothers, expectant mothers, and policy makers (in this case, the Senators),
particularly its benefits for mothers and children. The exhibit also seeks to remind our good legislators to support and promote breastfeeding through appropriate legislation.
Padede is a reminder that breastfeeding is best for babies and their mothers; safe and cost effective;
empowers women; and ensures a healthy, intelligent, and stable new generation for our country.
The work will exhibit the beauty of breastfeeding. Padede will also showcase breastfeeding as part of
women empowerment; contrary to the belief that breastfeeding will tie women to their homes.
Carballo started the project as a requirement to the Masterclass in Documentary Photography (MCDP) under the tutelage of documentary photographer and professor Alex Baluyut, where she was enrolled three months after giving birth to her youngest son. Carballo decided to pursue the topic after experiencing the joys of breastfeeding her children, Anna Katrina Leica, three years old, and Napoleon Boris, one year old.
At present, Carballo is a freelance writer and photographer who writes and documents stories on
women’s rights, public health, education, and persons with disabilities (PWDs). She is a member of
TALA Photo Collective, a group of Filipina women photojournalists; AKP Images, a group of young
documentary photographers; and the Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines (FWGP).