Manila, the Philippines
September 26 / October 24, 2010
There are 7,107 islands in the Philippines. High tide or low tide? Only a Filipino beauty queen knows. But you don’t have to be a beauty queen to know that the sea is a geographic border that could separate people and places. However, in pre-colonial times, before the Philippines became the politically unified archipelago as we know it, “communities were connected, not separated, by water,” according to historian William Henry Scott.