Project “Y” was conceived as a result of the team’s first hand experience with super typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, while on vacation in Kalibo, Alkan Province, which was on the direct path of the typhoon. To see the team’s footage of the super typhoon, please click here.
Experiencing first-hand the devastation brought by the massive storm led the team to conceive Project “Y”. The project was aimed primarily to help ease the suffering of super typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda’s victims by gathering donations from charitable individuals and groups. Secondarily, the project had also been envisioned to help spread awareness on global climate change, an issue that has increasingly found relevance and urgency in today’s world.
This two-pronged concept brought about a series of charity photoshoots held beginning on November 18, 2013 and ending just before Christmas. Individuals and groups came to Dexterity Studio with relief goods for the typhoon victims, and photographs were taken of those who agreed to a shoot. Head shots were taken of the agreeing donors who were made to appear drenched and windswept as a gesture of sympathy to the typhoon victims. A green, water-based tint was painted on their faces to represent the pressing issue of climate change.
The team was also able to gather donations in kind, as well as cash donations from Filipinos in Japan, through the able coordination of Mr. Jonathan dela Cerna and Ms. Keren Tsuchida.
Team Dexterity cannot possibly express our immeasurable gratitude to all those who supported Project “Y.” To all of you, thank you very much.
You may view the gallery of head shots taken for Project “Y” by clicking here.