SIGNOS illustrates different scenarios brought about by severe weather patterns in the Philippines. As typhoons get stronger, water levels rise, and farmlands dry out, we are faced with a reality we can no longer ignore.

SIGNOS is also a personal account of climate migration, food security and human trafficking – smaller life stories that are often overlooked in such instances. SIGNOS comes from a term used by a babaylan (traditional healers) meaning a dark sign of things to come.

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. 

SIGNOS is his first book.

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