Last February 15, in conjunction with National Arts Month 2024, the National Museum of the Philippines proudly unveiled “Faces and Flora: A Philippine Native Plant Photography Exhibition” at the National Museum of Natural History!

A collaboration with 2022 Fujifilm GFX Challenge Grantee Jan Zoilo Rafael Mayo, Faces and Flora highlights the deep connection between art and natural science through this display of images that show the creative embodiment of Philippine indigenous plants.

Mayo’s artistic process involved working with the UP Diliman Institute of Biology and the Philippine Taxonomic Initiative, exploring how popular forms of creative expression can help spread awareness about our native and endemic flora.

Faces and Flora is now OPEN to the public! Visit the exhibition at the Upper Courtyard of the National Museum of Natural History! Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 9 AM to 5 PM. Admission is FREE!