9th Ave: Geloy Concepcion Book Signing
Sat Jun 10 2023 at 01:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park | San Francisco, CA
Join us on Saturday, June 10th at 1pm when Geloy Concepcion joins us to sign copies of his book, Things You Wanted to Say But Never Did, at 9th Ave!
Meet Concepcion here at our Inner Sunset location and come get a copy of his new book signed and personalized!
About Things You Wanted to Say But Never Did
"Life is hard. Life is funny. Life is also beautiful. Things You Wanted to Say But Never Did captures the whole perfect mess of it."—Judd Apatow Writer, Comedian, Director, Producer
What are the things you wanted to say but never did? Photographer and artist Geloy Concepcion asked this introspective question on Instagram and paired the responses with his provocative art. This thought-provoking guided journal full of those admissions, photos, and original writing prompts reminds us that we are not alone.
When Geloy immigrated to the United States from the Philippines, circumstances and discouragement nearly forced him to give up his passion for photography. Then he began to see people through a new lens. On a whim, he asked social media followers to tell him "things they wanted to say but never did." He paired these authentic responses with photographs—not the polished portraits, but the blurry outtakes that capture real life.
"I wish you were here to witness the person I turned out to be."
"Will I ever make it?"
"I just want to heal from the things I don't speak of."
Soon thousands of answers poured in, each one a tribute to how what makes us uniquely broken also makes us universally human. In Things You Wanted to Say But Never Did, you're invited to explore these confessions, process your own thoughts and emotions, and find renewed hope. This interactive, photographic journal includes:
*Reflections to help you heal from losses and loneliness
*Guidance for shifting negative emotions into patterns of positive thinking
*Inspiration to embrace creative expression and achieve new goals
*Tear-away stationery featuring photos for writing notes to loved ones and strangers
*Lined pages to record your responses to the art, explore your own feelings, or document the words you may not be ready to share
A stunning reminder of the role of art in a time of personal and global unrest, Things You Wanted to Say But Never Did shows how when we speak of our own pain, we can find and offer healing. It also makes a thoughtful gift for when someone is going through a difficult time. When we hear others' stories, we understand more deeply our own identity. And when we realize how our experiences connect us, even our silences prove we are not alone.
About Geloy Concepcion
Geloy Concepcion (b. 1992) finished his degree in Advertising at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design. He started joining exhibitions in 2011 and has exhibited his work in the Philippines, Cambodia, Taiwan, Singapore, India, and the Netherlands. He was an artist-in-residence at Casa San Miguel in Zambales from 2012 to 2013, and was a member of Pilipinas Street Plan. His work was included in the 2016 Pride Photo Awards and the 2017 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. His ever-changing approach to photography is intertwined with his personal journey. His current photographic works stem from experimentation in portraiture, drawing, street art, and life as a migrant Filipino in the U.S. Geloy currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area with his family.
Where is it happening?Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave,San Francisco,CA,United States
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