SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Public Library and SoMA Pilipinas are inviting previous and

current members of San Francisco’s Filipino neighborhood to get their pictures into the San

Francisco History Center’s archives for current and future generations.

Shades of San Francisco is a neighborhood and ethnic neighborhood history photograph-collecting

project is being carried out by the San Francisco Public Library with SoMa Pilipinas, a neighborhood

initiative for growing a Filipino Cultural Heritage District in San Francisco.

Kodakan (Photo Day Event) will happen on the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco CA on Saturday, May 1 at, 10 a.m.–four p.m.

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The San Francisco Public Library’s Shades of San Francisco Project approached SoMa Pilipinas

for the three way partnership. The Project’s mission is to repeat images from household albums, non-public

collections, and computer systems of present and former San Francisco residents to spotlight the wealthy

variety of town. The copied pictures can be added to the San Francisco History Center’s

photo archives and digital library with the intention to create a everlasting file of the each day lives of

Filipino San Franciscans.

On Saturday, May 13 Photo Day, the San Francisco Public Library with their employees and volunteers

will copy pictures and have the contributors to fulfill and socialize with the SoMa Pilipinas


Photo albums, free images and digital pictures are welcome.  To make an appointment, c

all (415) 348-8042 or e-mail [email protected] or go to

to register on-line.

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