The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with Intramuros Administration, presents Allies for Freedom: Portraits of Filipino and American Courage in World War II. In memory of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Manila, WTA Architecture and Design Studio is honored to support this exhibit with the exhibit design and installation. Allies of Freedom will be open from March 3 – 31,2020 located at the American Barracks, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila.
“Allies for Freedom: Portraits of Filipino and American Courage in World War II is dedicated to the memory of the heroes who fought together for freedom and honors the tens of thousands who made the ultimate sacrifice to liberate the Philippines. Their courage will not be forgotten.
The photographs in this exhibition honor the Filipinos and Americans, military personnel and civilians alike, who demonstrated extraordinary courage in the face of war. Most were taken by U.S. Army photographers as the events unfolded, offering an intimate glimpse of the heroism that made victory possible. Seventy-five years later, these images serve as testament to the powerfil bond between the Philippines and the United States that emerged from the crucible of war.” – Allies for Freedom Exhibit
The United States Embassy in the Philippines
in partnership with the Intramuros Administration
Produced and curated by Merrion & Smith
Design by Nicki Avena
Installation by WTA Architecture and Design Studio
Photographs courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration
The LIFE Collection/ Getty Images
The International Center of Photography
Take a glimpse of Filipino, American courage at the Battle of Manila exhibition
Allies for Freedom: US, Filipino heroism in photos
LOOK: Fort Santiago exhibit shows portraits of World War II valor