photos by Dado Saturay
Many “photogs” hate them, but I’ve always liked timestamps. Not the shitty looking kind they got for digital cameras, but the old school film kind. The red-orange-yellowish, semi-transparent seven-segment display of tiny numbers found in the bottom right of almost every Filipino photo taken in the 1980s.
Those timestamps are all over Uncle Dado’s slides. I was looking through some scans when I noticed this roll of film was shot at an anti-Marcos rally in the Philippines exactly 27 years ago today. If anything, timestamps remind us that every day is the anniversary of something we once thought important enough to remember.