Kwento | Serye
Story | Series of Filipino Diaspora in the U.S.
The Filipino diaspora in the United States was comprised of more than 4.3 million individuals who were either born in the Philippines or reported Filipino ancestry or race. Filipino immigrants also represented 28 percent of all immigrants working as registered nurses in 2018 according to tabulations from the U.S. Census Bureau 2018 ACS.
While a big percentage of the Filipino workforce were registered to be in health services there is also a growing number of highly skilled Filipinos migrating in the U.S. who are likely to be employed in management, business, science, and arts occupations. As of 2014-18, the U.S. cities with the largest number of Filipinos were the greater Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York metropolitan areas. These three metro areas accounted for about 31 percent of Filipinos in the United States. (Migration Policy Institute)
This photo project “Kwento | Serye” ( Story Series) captures the life of Filipinos who have migrated in the U.S. in the last decade (2010 - present). These stories focus on specific persons, examining their experiences and the challenges that they face. Migrated in 2014 and settled in San Jose California, the photographer follows a community of Filipinos who shared the same circumstances and experiences living in the Bay Area California.
May Ann Soquiat