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The Forgotten Americans is a series of portraits involving one of the most marginalized groups in the Philippines – the abandoned American children called the Amerasians.

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The Forgotten Americans

THE FORGOTTEN AMERICANS is a series of portraits involving one of the most marginalized groups in the Philippines – abandoned American children called “Amerasians”. These children were born of Filipino mothers and abandoned by U.S. military fathers, who were momentarily posted in the country while American bases existed there. The children are discriminated against, mocked, bullied, and stigmatized in the highly conservative Catholic country.

NY-based photographer, Enrico Dungca, is compelled to document the plight of these Amerasian children and connect real, stories to the issue. Dungca’s primary goal is to create a book and an exhibit about the faces of the Amerasians. The book and the exhibit will be a reminder that these citizens neglected by American soldiers are desperately crying out for help.

Upon completion of the book publication, Dungca will present it to members of Congress, including stories of hardship. An exhibit is intended for Spring/Summer 2015 and will be presented to the major Philippine Consulate General Offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and in the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. An exhibit is also planned to show in the lobby of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

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One comment

  • Jim L Fultz

    I want to compliment you on this noble project and wish you much success. However I do take issue with the contention that all the children are products of liaisons between American and Filipinas. If you recall the bases closed in 1992. There isn’t any doubt that some of the older children could be the result of these liaisons. Since the bases closed, there has been an influx of men from other countries that just as likely may have fathered the young (under 20) kids. So to focus only on Americans being potential fathers is unfair.

    I wish you success in your endeavor.

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