Nostalgic Fatigue is part of a series of works, made from collected colonial photography during the late 1800s to early 1900s in the Philippines. The form of the work is inspired by imagery of the topics as well as camouflage materials used in the military. At the time the photos were taken, the Philippines transitioned from being a colony of Spain to a colony of the US. Travelogues, anthropological photos, and texts were created by the US to edit together a specific type of imagery and narrative about their newly acquired colonies. Mythologies around “civilizing” and “taming” the Filipino people and the landscape were perpetuated. Yet simultaneously, the US and the Philippines were engaged in guerilla warfare for years as the Filipinos resisted colonization. I am interested in ideas of camouflage, what is hidden or masked in plain sight, as well as ideologies that attempt to contain and reduce complex histories.