Biyahe 
/ˈbjaxe/

Meaning "journey" in Tagalog, Biyahe is an accordion-bound book on how my family came to be naturalized U.S. citizens. Fully laid out, it becomes a 50-foot long narrative of the 21 years that it took for the process to happen.
The book is treated like a document, with ink-stamped dates and locations; all imagery was taken from scans of family photographs and the legal documents.

Copy was transcribed from recorded conversations and handwritten notes. Each family member “speaks” in their own color– purple for my mother, yellow for my father, green for myself, and magenta for my brother.
The book itself can be opened in various ways. Triangular folds denote "turning points,” in both the pages and the story; while shifting the centerfold to the left creates an overlap seen in the above photo.
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Biyahe (meaning “Journey” in Tagalog) is an accordion-bound book on how my family came to be naturalized U.S. citizens. When fully laid out, it b Read More
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