Anna Divinagracia is a director and photographer based in Baltimore City. She was born in Davao City, Philippines and later moved to Baltimore as an immigrant at the age of 12. Through her shared experiences in both cities, she paints a picture narrative of the two cultures that shaped her reality. Through blending practices of portraiture, fashion, and fine art photography, her photos tell a story of an alternate world of softness and vulnerability.
"Pambahay, which is in my native language, Tagalog, and translates to "(intended for use) in the house." This project tells the story of the routines we have practiced since life outside has been suspended due to the unexpected quarantine that was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on the comfort of home and the awareness of the beauty that is found in the everyday and seemingly monotonous actions that we take. Since the quarantine, people have been given a chance to look within to appreciate the fundamentals of being, and nothing is more rudimentary than the element of home. Pambahay is a photo series that captures these stories."
Directed and photographed by Anna Divinagracia.