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Stephanie Syjuco

About the artist

Stephanie Syjuco is a Filipino-American conceptual artist who works in photography, sculpture, and installation, from handmade and craft-inspired mediums to digital editing and archive excavations.
Part of an extended print series, this work focuses on photographs and documents from popular newspapers and articles about the Tasaday, a so-called Stone Age tribe “discovered” in the Philippines in 1971. By excerpting images from printed newsclippings and enlarging them to outsized, handmade proportions, Syjuco attempts to show a fragmented narrative that never quite clearly depicts the ethnographic subject itself, but instead focuses on the captions, headlines, adjacent articles, advertisements, and at times humorously ironic public sentiment that the Tasaday inspired.

Editions from this project