With “Chicken Hands,” on view at the Yuchengco Museum, photographer Ryan Arbilo puts the struggles of overseas Filipino workers in the spotlight. The stark black and white portraits of various Filipina housemaids focus on their tired, scarred, and calloused hands—a gritty, honest representation of their many years of hard labor and personal sacrifice. For Arbilo, who regularly takes high concept fashion photographs in his line of work, this exhibit is a highly personal one, as his mother was also an OFW, initially as housemaid and later as a seamstress. “The significance of seeing their bare hands…. their ‘Chicken Hands,’ as a symbol of the sacrifice and demeaning treatment they endure, both inspired and moved me to tell their story the best way I knew how: through the art of photography,” says Arbilo. In an interview appearing in a British newspaper, Arbilo reveals, “I grew up without my mother and although I am grateful for the opportunities I received, it came at too high a price.” Born in Laguna and now based in France, Arbilo has been documenting his “Chicken Hands” women since 2009. Runs until June 17, RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati; 889.1234; yuchengcomuseum.org; @YuchengcoMuseum on social media.