WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Filipino nation commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution this month, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. welcomed the news that Pulitzer Prize-winner photojournalist Kim Komenich will launch his book, “Revolution Revisited”.
“The 1986 People Power Revolution was not only a turning point in Philippine history but also a source of inspiration for oppressed peoples everywhere. It was an unequivocal proof that a nation’s yearning for freedom and democracy could never be totally suppressed and that it could give the people the courage to rise above their fears and pessimism. This is the story that Kim Komenich’s photographs eloquently tell,” Ambassador Cuisia said.
“Revolution Revisited” is a compendium of photographic images of the days leading up to, during, and after the EDSA People Power Revolution, which is considered the first peaceful and bloodless revolution launched by the people against their autocratic government. Komenich won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his extraordinary coverage of the historical event. The photographs were also exhibited in a show of the same title at the Ayala Museum and other parts of the Philippines in 2011, and in the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 2015.
“While I was working, I kept history in mind,” Komenich said while explaining the measures it took to protect and preserve the quality of the photographs.
“On one level, I was just photographing the day-to-day life in the Philippines, but on another, I was watching some of these things happening behind the scenes. What a gift it was to be a witness to this,” Komenich further remarked.
To find out more about the book and how to get a copy, please visit revrev.com/blog.