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Pio Abad

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Untitled (Lollobrigida), 2016, ink on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm. Courtesy the artist.

London-based Filipino artist Pio Abad shares his portrait of Gina Lollobrigida, who visited the Philippines in the early 1970s under the Marcos dictatorship, which spanned the mid '60s through the mid '80s. Former first lady Imelda Marcos had invited the Italian film-star-turned-photographer to produce a coffee-table book on the Philippines. Lollobrigida ended up photographing the Tasadays, a tribe of…

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