By: Mr. Arnold Jumpay
TITLE: Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Of Lines and Smiles
MESSAGE: Show and share the color and lines of your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile!
The facial lines tell it all about the lives of these elderly Ifugao women. Daysupon days of toiling the rice terraces of the Ifugao, years upon years of preserving the tribe’s age-old traditions. But they do not worry a bit – unlike the modern women of our days where each line is an indication of stress on the job. The unbridled smiles, rendering their eyes more linear as they pose for this photo, only show that they love where they are – sun-baked skin and tobacco-lined teeth yet proud with their tribal colors, all bright and welcoming. Indeed, quality of humanity no one can assail.
Mr. Arnold Jumpay, 46 years of age, a free-lance photojournalist and painter from Capiz. His photo is of four women from Banaue, Ifugao.
The message title: Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Of Lines and Smiles.