Monday, May 21, 2012

Anakatira Cebu Art Exhibition: a beautiful marriage between b&w photography and painting

two things very close to my heart: photography (and my advocacy in) education

I would like to share an inspiring exhibition I stumbled upon at the Rizal Museum Exhibition Hall last week. Interestingly, it shows how the art of black and white photography creates a happy marriage with painting.

Nine young scholars (who were formerly out-of-school-youths) were given ONE camera to share. The scholars were then released out in the world to experiment with the new medium. They were asked to document the world around them.

What do they see through the lens? What do they want to show us?

I met four of the nine scholars during my second visit. They are shown here with their art works.

Anakatira Cebu decided to revisit the origins of photography. Thus, the scholars have printed the pictures in black and white and then they painted on top, adding a touch of colour to a black and white world.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Survivor (U.S.) Season 25: The Philippines

It's just a matter of time before Survivor (U.S. TV series) will come to The Philippines to shoot one season of the reality TV show.
Sure enough, after shooting 24 seasons elsewhere in the world, the newest season to air this fall (2012) in the U.S. found its way to the islands of Caramoan in Camarines Sur province in the Philippines.

Season 25 will give 3 players who were airlifted in previous seasons a second lease of the game.

Survivor is among the top ten most watched shows in the US (this translates to free media mileage for Philippine tourism across North America). Nice.

from the official trailer aired yesterday in the U.S.: One of the most treacherous locations yet: The Philippines. Here, thousands of islands scattered over the Southeast Asian sea hide a dark and sinistrous secret. The waters are teeming with ravenous sharks and the land provide no refuge. Deadly snakes rule the jungles and the furious storm can break even the strongest of spirits.

Find out this fall on Survivor: The Philippines 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sajaw Surigao 2012 in photos

My ID reads: PHOTOGRAPHER Sajaw Surigao 2012, a showdown of Surigao's festival

backstory: I arrived in Surigao City shortly after lunch. With 5 hours to burn before boarding time and a word from my friend Cathe Duero (before I left Cantilan town) about an ongoing Sajaw Surigao Festival in the city, my festival photographer's instinct told me to look for the contingent entrance (with the little bazooka 70-200 mm lens dangling in my neck).