Here’s how these artists bring historical photos to “life”

If you’re a fan of Philippine history, this page is for you. Kulay Colorization is a page wherein artist Adlai Jan G. Jawid brings old photos to life through digital colorization.

Jose Rizal

Posted by Kulay Colorization on Sunday, May 24, 2020

(ALSO READ: Lawmakers propose heroes’ burial for fallen COVID-19 health workers)

According to the page, “Kulay will take you to a time travel to see black and white photos in vivid colors.” Through color restoration, you can see photos of our own Philippine heroes in vivid colors, different from the black and white photos we are used to.

GAT ANDRES BONIFACIO – AMA NG KATIPUNANThe only known photograph of Andres Bonifacio is housed in the Archivo General…

Posted by Kulay Colorization on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

One of the photos they have restored is a photo of Katipunan leader, Andres Bonifacio. The faded photograph is dated 1896, and some say that it was taken during his second wedding to Gregoria de Jesus.

Taal Volcano Eruption January 30, 1911 by Josephus DanielsTaal Volcano (Filipino: Bulkang Taal [taʔal]) is a complex…

Posted by Kulay Colorization on Monday, January 13, 2020

Aside from photos of our fallen heroes, Kulay Colorization also restores images of historical events. For example, this photo of the 1911 eruption of the Taal Volcano was brought to life through colorization.

(ALSO READ: READ: Andres Bonifacio’s Fictional Love Letter To Gregoria De Jesus)

However, Kulay Colorization notes that these colored photos are not a substitute the black and white photos. According to them, “Photo colorization is not perfect when it comes to color. It is the artist’s discretion what color to choose.” Most of the colors are carefully researched for accuracy.

What historical photo do you want to see colorized? Let us know in the comments!

Do you have a story for the Team? Email us at or send us a direct message at Facebook Page. Interact with the team and join the Community at WIM Squad! Join our Viber group to be updated with the latest news!


Related Stories