SIGNOS illustrates different scenarios brought about by severe weather patterns in the Philippines. The book acts as a warning as well as a document of what we have and what we are set to lose
Vicente Jaime Villafranca is the first Asian to win the Ian Parry Scholarship Award in 2008 with his project Marked : Gangs of Baseco. He has been a resident artist at Visa Pour lʼImage in Arles, France and the first Filipino to be selected for the Joop Swart Masterclass in the Netherlands. He works as a stringer for Getty Images. Villafranca has been covering extreme weather events affecting the Philippines since typhoon Ondoy in 2009 up to Yolanda and its aftermath in 2013. He was first assigned with the United Nations to document Climate Refugees and since then has carried on documenting their plight as a personal mission to raise awareness in the Philippines and through the world about the devastating effects of Climate Change. SIGNOS is his first book.