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Monday, March 31, 2008

Two Filipino Photographers Got an Honorable Mention at Px3's Human Condition Photo Competition

Px3 Prix De La Photographie Paris 2008 has announced the winners of its Human Condition photography competition which goal of was to document the wide spectrum of peoples' ways of life around the world.

Stephanie Sinclair, with The Bride Price series, secured first place, receiving a $3000 cash prize. The runner-up, Juliana Beasley, is the recipient of a $2000 prize for her Eyes of Salamanca project in progress. Marco Di Lauro, who followed Chad refugees, came third.

Likewise, two Filipino Photographers, Dennis Rito and Ruel Tafalla got an Honorable Mention.

For more details on the competition, visit

Thursday, March 27, 2008

9 Photographers: Shared Moods Exhibit

What makes a photograph good? Popular figures and talented newcomers in Philippine photography will attempt to answer this question in an exhibiten titled, 9 Photographers: Shared Moods. Tied to BravoFilipino, a series of events honoring local talent, the exhibition will be on display from March 26 toApril 8 at the left wing of the Greenbelt 3 lobby.

Participating photographers are expected to showcase their abilities for capturing not only shapes, color, and light, but also moods and perceptions, through images. Four master photographers of the Camera Club of the Philippines, namely, Quincy Castillo, Emil Davocol, Pancho Escaler, and Ernie Fajardo, will mount their works alongside the photos of young and dedicated photographers. The show will include emerging names in photography, such as Frankie Callaghan, Peachy Concepcion, Johann Espiritu, GabbyLacuesta, and Kit Zobel, and will feature over 50 photos on various subjects.

For more information on Bravo Filipino and this exhibit, please call 892-1801 or send an email tobravofilipino@

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Art Petron 8 - Alay sa Pistang Pilipino

ArtPetron, the annual nationwide art contest which aims to promote Philippine art, culture, tradition and values to the Filipino youth, is once again accepting applications to the 8th National Student Art Competition entitled “Alay sa Pistang Pilipino”.

This year’s theme, focusing on Philippine festivals and celebrations, pays tribute to festivals that are at least ten years old. The fiesta is the highest form of community expression of Filipinos, helping define us as a nation. People from all walks of life interact and whole towns are transformed into a living theatre.

Some notable examples of Philppine festivals include the Ati-atihan (Kalibo), Sinulog (Cebu), Dinagyang (Iloilo), Masskara (Bacolod), Kadayawan (Davao), Panagbenga (Baguio), Binatbatan (Vigan), Pahiyas (Lucban / Sariaya), Pista’y Dayat (Pangasinan), Subli (Bauan), Lantern Parade (UP Diliman), San Juan (nationwide), All Saints Day (nationwide).

The painting and photography competition is open to all students 15 to 28 years old who are enrolled in a regular university or college course or in a museum-based tutorial art class. Entries may be in the form of oil and watercolor artworks or colored photos.

Six grand prize winners (three from each painting category) will receive P50,000 and an ArtPetron trophy made by National Artist Napoleon Abueva, who is also the chairman of the ArtPetron board of judges. Six runners-up (three from each painting category) will receive P20,000 and an ArtPetron trophy. In the photography category, six grand prize winners will be awarded P30,000 and an ArtPetron trophy, while six runners-up will receive P15,000 and an ArtPetron trophy.

Application forms are available from the President’s or Fine Arts Dean’s office in all schools and universities, as well as from participating Petron service stations and bulk plants nationwide. A downloadable application form is also available from the website: , or from the ArtPetron Secretariat office (c/o Studio 5 Designs, tel. 8952971) or contact the Project Secretariat at

Deadline for submission of entries is 21 July 2008 at Petron bulk plants nationwide or 21 July 2008 at the ArtPetron Secretariat.

See Art Petron Multiply page.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Photographers Club Philippines - Sign Up Now!

Under the auspices of the OneWorkshop Group (OWG), the Photographers Club Philippines (PCP) promotes the development of every member’s artistic vision and art production process. Members include OWG alumni who meet every other last Friday of the month to hold talks, shoots and art exercises. From 6:30 to 11:30PM these meetings not only give members additional opportunities for photographic exploration, but also encourage the sharing of knowledge, camaraderie and a cooperative working environment. The Photographers Club Philippines is chaired by Ross Capili, a painter, photographer, digital printmaker and art writer who sits as a member of the Visual Art Committee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Executive Council.

Prospective members may contact the PCP at or register at Applicants must have attended at least one OWG photography or painting workshop. Access to the PCP private website, photoblog and forum is granted only to prospective members who have e-mailed their intention to join the Club or listed his intent here on this site.

The first founding members of PCP meeting is scheduled on March 28, 2008 6-11PM. Sign up here.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Panata, Penitensiya Pininta - Alay kay Kristo: Art Exhibit

Ipinta, ilikha ang isang panata o penitensya at itanghal para kay Kristo isang pag-aalay eksibisyon para sa Buwan ng Semana Santa.

Submit painting, sculpture, drawing, photography or digital art in any size, any medium, with or wihout frame on or before MARCH 24, 2008 at Km. 0 Kanlungan ng Sining, Art Association of the Philippines Office and Gallery from 10am 'till 7pm. Opening Exhibit MARCH 26, 2008 , 6:00 PM.

Pagsaluhan natin ang HAPUNAN sa KANLUNGAN! All Participants will get a Certificate of Participation

70% artist/ 30% AAP - sharing
30% proceeds will go to the FREE Summer Art Workshops and Lakbay Sining 2008.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Is It Photography

An Artists Talk by Henry Bateman
Saturday 29 March @ 4pm
One Workshop Gallery
G/F la Fuerza Plaza
2241 Don Chino Roces Ave (formerly Pasong Tamo)
Corner Sabio St., Makati City

The advent of digital photography and its association with the computer heralds a new age for photography. As “drawing with light” becomes “painting with light” artist/photographer Henry Bateman examines the phenomenon and speculates on whether, with the adoption of these changes, can it still be considered photography? As the photograph becomes the object rather than a record of the object, will the loss of its niche status be detrimental and does it matter?

Bateman has a critically-acclaimed career that is as colourful as the captivating story of his own personal life and creative processes. He's been drawing, painting, designing, writing, publishing, directing and producing—as well as taking and re-creating digital photography for over three decades.

Originally trained as an electronics technician, Bateman opted to follow his artist's heart on an action-packed, seat-of-the-pants journey through lighting and stage design for theatres, stage plays and ballets; studios, art schools and galleries; and publishing companies, television stations and his very own ad agency.

One of Bateman's recent stops on this journey was a carved mural project for no less than the Australian government's social security agency, which turned out to be a way-post for him into the wonderful world of digital photography.

For further information contact:

Ross Capili, Artistic Director, One Workshop Gallery
Tel: 810 5094 Email: rosscapili@yahoo. com

or Henry Bateman, Exhibiting Artist
Tel: 757 3916 Email:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Photography Seminars & Workshops

Looking for a photography seminar/ workshop where you can enroll to further your photographic skills? Hereunder are some of the individuals/ institutions you can look at:

Ross Capili/ One Workshop
Workshop offered:
  • Digital Studio Photography
  • Digital Art Imaging
For further workshop details, call Leslie RaƱaga at 8105094 or e-mail at

Jo Avila
Workshop offered:
  • Basic Photography (Special & Weeknight Sessions)
  • Food Photography & Basic Food Styling
For details, call/ SMS Jo at (0917) 5305133 or email

Ken Go
Workshop offered:
  • Basic Studio Lighting (w/ Portable Wireless Lighting)
For details, email Ken at

Silverlens Gallery
Workshop offered:
  • Photo 1: Cameras & Techniques
  • Photo 2: Exposure to Photographers
  • Basic Lighting
For details, contact Silverlens at +632 8160044/ 0905-2650873 or email

Philippine Center for Creative Imaging
Workshop offered:
  • Digital Camera Fundamentals
  • Basic Photography
  • Fast Track to Digital Photography
  • Commercial product Photography
  • Food Photography
  • Photographing Interiors
  • Jewelry Photography
  • Studio Portrait Photography
  • Wedding Photography
  • Fine Art Nude Photography
  • Fashion Photography: The Creative Process
For details, contact PCCI at +632 759-3087 or email

Society of Portrait Photographers of the Philippines
Workshop offered:
  • Basic & Beyond Photography Workshop
  • SPPP Mentor Series (3-day workshop)
  • Fashion & Glamour Photography
  • Light Painting and Fashion Photography
  • Wedding Photography
  • Portrait Photography & Corrective Lighting
  • Bodyscape.
For details, visit SPPP Office at No. 115 West Ave., Q. C., look for Mr. Gari Lim

Filipina Heritage Library/ The Alcove Perspective
Workshop offered:
  • Digital 101: Photography and the Computer
  • Primer on Lighting Workshop
  • Digital Photography for Point & Shoot Cameras
For details, please call 892-1801, or send an SMS to 0917-5594417, email cruz.ct@ayalafounda

FPPF - Foto @ Work

Workshop offered:
  • Basic & Advanced Photography
  • Digital Darkroom
  • Cruise Ship Photography
  • Studio Lighting Fundamentals
  • Wedding Photography
For details, contact FPPF at +632 524 7576/ +632 528 0371 or email - or

Some of the sites are not updated so feel free to contact them directly. This is only a partial listing and will be updated. Should you want to be included, please send an email with the subject line Photography Seminars & Workshops to

Saturday, March 8, 2008

BOUNCE Magazine opens collegiate contests for students

BOUNCE, the only college culture magazine, invites all student journalists and artists from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to join two new inter-collegiate competitions!


Theme: Capturing College Culture
Send in your photographs that represent your definition of college culture and win a round-trip ticket to Boracay, courtesy of Asian Spirit.

Submission of Entries: Participants must submit photographs representing their personal definition of college culture. You may use any digital or film-based camera, provided that the photo entry/s will be printed on 8R of photo paper. Photos may be in either colored or black & white, and may be digitally enhanced. Label the back of each entry with your name, school, course, and the title of your photograph. The participant' s name should not appear on the face of the entry. Attach a photocopy of your college ID. Each entry should be submitted in a brown envelope labeled, "Bounce Magazine's College Culture Photo Contest."

Save your pictures in a CD, in JPEG or TIFF format, and send it to BOUNCE Magazine, October Eighty Publications, Inc., Unit 6H, 6th floor, 8101 Pearl Plaza Bldg., Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. You can also email your pictures to Deadline of entries is on April 10, 2008.

Each participant may submit a maximum of three (3) entries. Entries must NOT have won any other contests nor have been published in any magazine or book. The decision of the board of judges will be final. October Eighty Publications, Inc. will have the right to reproduce, exhibit, or publish the submitted entries without financial compensation to the photographers, but shall indicate and acknowledge the photographer. However, the copyright of the photographs still belongs to the photographer. Employees of October Eighty Publications, Inc. and members of the employees' immediate family are not eligible to enter the contest

A BOUNCER SEARCH! Lifestyle Journalism Contest

Meet new people and mingle with celebrities! Fly to the hottest destinations! Be part of our photo shoots! Get VIP access to concerts and other gimmicks! Earn a quick buck! Get loaded with freebies! No fees, no fuss, here's your chance to be one of us!

Join BOUNCE Magazine's league of extraordinary college correspondents and experience hands-on media training by submitting to us your latest resume, two 2x2 pictures, a photocopy of your latest registration form or student ID, a cover letter, sample works, and the following requirements:

For Photographers, submit a photo essay comprised of at least 10 photos that depict any of the following:
a. Your school's college culture
b. Your favorite professor / school hangout / school org
c. A model student, alumnus, or alumna of your school
d. A Filipino "Yadult" or icon that inspires you the most
e. A Filipino student celebrity who can be a role model to other students
f. Ten of your most favorite gadgets
g. A photographic depiction of a hot campus issue
h. Coverage of a major event in school
i. Your own college fashion editorial

This contest is open also for Student Writers, Illustrators & Layout Artists.

Send your entries to Unit 6H, 8101 Pearl Plaza, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, or email them to For hand-carried or courier-mailed entries, kindly provide both hard and soft copies of the requirements. Deadline for requirements is on April 30, 2008.

Selected works will be published in the succeeding issues of BOUNCE, and chosen contributors will have the chance to become BOUNCE's regular college correspondents or guest editors! If you're that good, we can even hire you after graduation! Hurry, grab this chance to be discovered! Be a BOUNCER!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Bangkok Photo Tour and Workshop

Lakbay Klik Kamera Club is inviting you to join as in Bangkok/Siem Reap/Bangkok/ Changmai/ Pai/PanMaPah/ MaeHongSon/ MaeChan/Doi Inthanan/Changmai/ Bangkok Photo Tour and workshop on April 5-19, 2008.


Apr 05 (Friday) - Depart Manila to Bangkok via Cebu Pacific 931, 2205pm-0020am next day arrival. Meals on board.

Apr 06 (Saturday) -Arrive Bangkok 0020 morning. Check-in hotel (rest/sleep) .
Late buffet breakfast, at 8:00am, at 9:00 assemble at the lobby for the tour.
Bangkok City tour, visit the following: Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, Golden Buddha at Wat Trimit, Wat Racthabophit, Wat Benchamabphit
Late afternoon free at leisure.
Overnight Bayoike Suite Hotel.

Apr 07 (Sunday) – -Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
At 9:00am assemble at the lobby for overland trip to Aranyaprathet Boarder (3.5 hours) proceed to Cambodian Immigration and continue your land transfer from Poipet Boarder to Siem Reap City (3.5 hours) arrive Siem Reap around 4pm, check-in Hotel.
Dinner at Tonle Sap Lake Restaurant (buffet dinner) and watch the
Traditional Apsara Dancers. (dinner on pax account USD4.00-buffet) ,
Overnight Angkor Holidays Hotel

Apr 08 (Monday) – - Breakfast inside the hotel.
Visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Central Angkor
Thom (Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King) visit Victory Gate, Thommanon, Ta Keo (short visit), Ta Prohm,
Sunset at Angkor Wat.
(Entrance Fee of USD 40.00 for Angkor 3days Pass, please bring 1X1/2x 2 pictures for Angkor Temples ID on pax account).
Overnight Angkor Holidays Hotel

April 09 (Tuesday) - Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Baksei,
Breakfast at the hotel.
Chamkrong, Prasat Bei, Thma Bay, Kaek, Preah Kahn, Neak Pean, Ta Som, Pre Rup
Visit Old Market area in Siem Reap
Afternoon: Roluos Group (Bakong, Preah Ko, Lolei), Sunset at Phnom Bakheng
Overnight Angkor Holidays Hotel

April 10 (Wednesday) - Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning: Banteay Srey, Banteay Samre,
East Mebon, and Tonle Sap Lake.
Visit to craft/silk Center.
Afternoon: Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang (optional),
Sunset at Angkor Wat
Overnight Angkor Holidays Hotel

Take note of the following:
Sunrise: Angkor Wat, (alternative: Srah Srang)
Sunset: Phnom Bakheng, Angkor Wat
Trees growing from temple ruins: Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Ta Som
Giant carvings of faces: Bayon, the gates of Angkor Thom,
Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm and Preah Kahn
Notable artistry/carvings: Angkor Wat, Banteay Srey, Bayon, Bakong,
Terrace of the Leper King.

April 11 (Thursday) -Breakfast at the hotel
Assemble at the lobby and ready for another overland trip from Siem Reap to Poipet Boarder (3.5)and Aranyaprathet to Bangkok (3.5 hours travel time). Arrive Bangkok, drop at Bangkok hotel to pick up/drop some stuff at the hotel concierge.
Transfer to Bus terminal for Changmai
Night time travel by Air-conditioned bus to Changmai.
Overnight bus ( 10hrs travel)

April 12 (Friday) – - Early morning arrival at Changmai, proceed to Hotel.
Free day to explore Changmai.
Overnight Chang-Mai Hotel

April 13 (Saturday) - Chiang Mai – Pai
0830 Departure from Chiang Mai. We start a 3 hour drive along the mountainous road to Pai. On the way, we will visit Mae Sa elephant camp to watch the elephant training and elephant shows for an hour, visit Wat Pa, a non-tourist temple of brown robed monks where you will learn more about Buddhism with your guide.
Stay overnight at a charming resort in Pai Hotel.

April 14 (Sunday) - Pang Ma Pah – Mae Hong Son
0900 Check out. We take you to visit Lisu hill tribe market situated on the high mountain. Then continue on to visit Lod Cave near a Karen village. Take a 30 minutes walk inside this huge cave, and then leave for Fish Cave where you can feed hundreds of carve-fishes in the river. In the afternoon, visit the Mud-Spa Center where you can take courses of skin treatment with natural mud. Later, visit Wat Pratart Doi Gong Moo, the holiest temple in Mae Hong Son where we can see a beautiful view of the town before sunset. Then check in and overnight at Mae Hong Son hotel.

April 15 (Monday) - Mae Hong Son – Mae Cham
0900 Check out. Start the boat trip along the Pai River for about 40 minutes to visit a Pa Dong (Long Neck Karen) hill tribe. The Pa Dong is famous for their long necks with brass rings as you have seen in National Geographic. From there, we enjoy driving along scenic mountains to Mae Cham, a non-tourist district in the peaceful valley.
Stay overnight in a charming resort in Maesarang Hotel.

Day 16 (Tuesday) - Doi Inthanon- Chiang Mai
0900 Check out. We drive about an hour through the deep green forest in the area of Doi Inthanon National Park. Visit a Hmong hill tribe market, a famous Royal Project for highland agriculture development, the highest waterfall named Siripoom. Then go to Ban Ta Wai Wood Carving Center. You can spend an hour walking around the largest teak furniture & home decorations in northern Thailand before going back to Chiang Mai. Transfer/back to Chiang Mai by land. Overland trip to Bangkok 10hrs. Overnight Bus

April 17 (Thursday) - Early morning arrival in Bangkok,
Check-in at the hotel.
Free day to explore to Bangkok.
Prepare best photo for Photo workshop.
Overnight Bayoike Suite Hotel.

April 18 (Friday) - Wake up early for tour to Damnoen Saduak floating market (0600am), Back to hotel for buffet breakfast.
After breakfast continue tour and visit the following:
Royal Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, Vimanmek & Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall & Teakwood Mansion, and Wat Arun
Overnight Bayoike Suite Hotel

April 19 (Saturday) – - Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Free day till departure for Manila via Cebu Pacific 932 at 0110am next day.
Meals on board Cebu Pacific.
Be sure you bring your laptop for review sessions; edit sessions and the Photoshop presentation, as well as a extra memory cards and storage devices.

Bring a camera, all your lenses, flash and lightweight tripod. We suggest lenses ranging from 12-24mm to longer lenses 75 – 300mm. Be sure to bring your battery charger and more then one set of rechargeable batteries. Be sure to bring your camera's manual too. Bring an external hard drive besides your laptop to guarantee you have enough space, especially if you are shooting RAW.

Weather & Dress
We are usually very casual on the treks. We will be both shooting mainly outdoors, so bring a variety of clothing you can layer. Dress comfortably, with good walking shoes. Make sure to have rain gear with you at all times to protect your camera bag and camera.

You are responsible to pay for all charges to your room when we check out of your hotels. Incidentals such as room service, drinks, phone calls, business services, laundry, etc. are not included.

What to Bring:
  • camera/ camera instruction booklet
  • film/flash unit (and the instructions)
  • fresh batteries/sharpie magic marker
  • interchangeable lenses (if you have them)
  • lens cleaner and lens-cleaning paper
  • tripod / mini tripod / monopod
  • laptop
  • bathing suit/sunglasses/ sunhat/sun block
Photo Workshop Coverage:

Part One
  • Learning to See - The Art of Communicating with Light: How to see photos in places where others see nothing.
  • Capturing the Light - Essential Outdoor Photography Techniques
  • Understanding contrast and learning to work with contrast for better outdoor photos. Manipulating Contrast through adding light to the shadows (fill flash, reflectors, light painting techniques etc).
Part Two
  • Manipulating contrast by subtracting light to the highlights - diffusion and filter use.
  • Camera Controls for Creative Vision in Photography - The Effective Use of Aperture and Shutter Speed and How to Know the Best Lens to Use in any Situation.
  • Elements of Composition and Design - Organizing the Picture Space and Pushing the 'Rules'.
  • Creative In-Camera Photography Techniques and Basic photo-editing skills necessary for advanced outdoor photography.
Land Arrangement cost Php 50,000 Includes the following:

  • Airport transfer at Bangkok Intl airport to Bangkok hotel on April 06.
  • Airport transfer from Bangkok hotel to Bangkok Intl Airport on April 19.
  • Four nights stay and buffet breakfast at Bayoike Suite Hotel
  • Four nights stay and buffet breakfast at Angkor Holidays Hotel
  • One night accommodation at Changmai Hotel
  • One night accommodation in Pai
  • One night accommodation at Maehong son
  • One night accommodation at Maesarang
  • 4 breakfast, 4 lunches, 3 dinners – Chang-mai
  • All entrance fees at Changmai tours
  • Service of airconditioned van with English speaking guide- Changmai.
  • Service of airconditioned van with English speaking guide- Siem Reap tours.
  • Service of airconditioned van with English speaking guide- Bangkok temple tours.
  • Bangkok City tour – April 06
  • Bangkok Temples tour – April 18
  • Round trip private ir-conditioned Van transfer from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet Border and return
  • Round trip private air-conditioned Van transfer from Poipet Border to Siem Reap and return
  • Bus ticket from Bangkok to Changmai via deluxe 24-29seater bus
  • Bus ticket from Changmai to Bangkok via deluxe 24-29seater bus
  • Tours as specified in the attached itinerary.
  • Roundtrip ticket Manila-Bangkok- Manila via Cebu Pacific, please book and buy with the following flight details.
Manila-Bangkok 5J 931 depart Manila 2205pm, arrive Bangkok 0020am
Bangkok-Manila 5J 932 depart Bangkok 0110am, arrive Manila 0525am
  • Three days Angkor Temple Pass – USD 40.00
  • Lunch and dinner in Bangkok and Siem Reap
  • Passports, tips, additional beverages and other gratuities

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Art In Public Spaces: Post Philippine Art Festival

You are invited to FREE Art and Photography Lecture & Demo!

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Committee on Visual Arts and SM MALL OF ASIA invite everyone to the “Art in Public Spaces: Post Philippine Art Festival,” a week-long event officially opening at 6 PM on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the SM Mall of Asia. Featuring Websining slide presentation, fine art photography exhibitions, multimedia demonstrations and lectures by renowned artists, the Festival has something for everyone, be they students, enthusiasts, professionals or practicing artists.

The cutting of the ribbon with cocktails on Sunday, March 9, 6pm will be officiated by Cecille Guidote Alvarez, NCCA Executive Director and NCCA CVA Head, Egai Fernandez.

Scheduled activities at the Festival kick off with a lecture and demonstration on “Cutting Edge Printmaking” by renowned printmaker Virgilio “Pandy” Aviado on March 8 at 2-5PM. Pandy Aviado is a former Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Coordinating Center for the Visual and Chairperson of CVA. He has mounted 24 one-man shows both here and abroad. His works has been featured in several international venues such as the Asia Print Adventure Sapporo in Japan, Taegu Asia Art Exhibition in South Korea, The Macau Convention Center and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. He is a recipient of the CCP Thirteen Artists Award and Araw ng Maynila Award. A fine-arts major from the PWU, He has introduced printmaking and did editions for several well known artists from Manila, Spain and Paris.

It will be followed by a lecture and demonstration by renowned Graphic Designer Francisco “Dopy” Doplon from 5-7PM on “Digital Art in Public Spaces”. Doplon is currently a graphic designer and coffee table book artist. He has collaboration with writer Randy David, photographer and business mogul Jaime Zobel, has produced “Silence”, which won the Best Book Design award from the Manila Critics Circle in 2003. Also that same year, Dopy Doplon designed “Kape: A Philippine Coffee Cookbook”, a project of Chit Juan, President and CEO of Figaro Coffee Company and Vicky-Veloso Barrera, children’s book and cookbook author which won the National Book Award. Doplon is the founder and CEO of ArtOne Design and Communications, Inc and is currently the President of the Design Agencies Association of the Philippines. He is also a founding member and past president of eArt Philippines, the country's premier digital art group.

On March 11, 2pm is a talk by travel photography stalwart George Tapan on “The Art of Photography in Public Spaces”. Tapan is best known for his stunning signature photos of Philippine tourist destinations. His collection of provocative photographs of the Cordilleras is currently on exhibit at the Tam-Awan Village art space in Baguio City. From the moment his career took off in the mid-70’s, Tapan’s work can be found in airports, magazines, coffee-table books, postcards and in various offices of the Department of Tourism. Tapan has also conducted several workshops for photographers of every skill level and specialization.

Also on March 8 and 11 from 7-9PM, Julian Demerre will be giving a lecture and demonstration for “Art Application Using Today’s Software”. Julian Demerre is a jewelry photographer with clients from Connecticut and New York. His work has been published in several jewelry magazines and newspaper advertisements. He is also a member of the Stamford Urban Artist in Connecticut. His photographs has been exhibited in the Wilton Library, Connecticut.

Highlighting the Philippine Art Festival is “Timeless IV,” a fine art photography exhibit featuring the work of artist painter, photographer and printmaker Rosscapili, renowned fine art photographers Jeff Cua and Luis Martin Harder. “Timeless IV” opens with cocktails on Sunday, March 9 at 6PM.

An exciting and entertaining experience as well as an educational eye-opener, “Art in Public Spaces: Post Philippine Art Festival” is one art extravaganza definitely not to be missed. The Philippine Art Festival soft opens at 10AM on Saturday, March 8 at the Entertainment area of the 2nd Level South Activity Area, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia (outside the Premiere Cinema), and runs until March 14, 2008.

Sponsored by NCCA, SM MALL OF ASIA and YNZAL Marketing Corp

For inquiries, you may contact Leslie Ranaga at 8105094 cel 09063413854.


March 17 - April 19
Silverlens Gallery

Ringo Bunoan will be opening her exhibit Pillow Talk on March 17, 2008, 6PM at silverlens gallery. Pillow Talk is the culmination of Ringo Bunoan’s body of work using pillows. It gathers seminal and significant pieces, including installations, sound work, photographs, and light boxes. Pillow Talk was awarded the silverlens foundation Completion Grant in 2007 and will run until April 19, 2008.

Ringo Bunoan is an artist, writer and curator. Since her graduation from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in 1997, she has participated in numerous contemporary art exhibitions in Manila and across Asia. From 1999-2004, she led the independent art space Big Sky Mind, which she co-founded with Katya Guerrero and other artists. In 2003, Ringo Bunoan was name as one of the Thirteen Artists by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. After nearly three years in Kathmandu, she is back in Manila to work on new projects, including a research on Philippine contemporary art for the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong.

Ringo Bunoan, Pillow Talk, March 17 – April 19, 2008, silverlens gallery. 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, 816-0044. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday 1 – 6 pm.

Accompanying Pillow Talk are Saturday Gallery Activities, all from 3-5pm:
March 29 – Artist Talk by Ringo Bunoan
April 5 – Film Screening of “This is Modern Art: Nothing Matters”

Pillow Talk will be having a Closing Party on April 19, 8pm, with performances by Nocturnal We, Deep Sleep and Skies of Ember. Visit for more info or email

Monday, March 3, 2008

When All is Said and Done: A Contemporary Photography and Visual Poetry by Wawi Navarroza

"WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE"Moments, Memories, and Confabulations
Contemporary Photography and Visual Poetry byWAWI NAVARROZA
Artesan Gallery March 19 - April 17, 2008

proudly presented by:ARTESAN GALLERY

For enquiries, please contact: Artesan Gallery, 793 Bukit Timah Road #02-01, Singapore / Phone: 6469788 / Email: / Web:

This is What She Told Me: Contemporary Photography and Visual Poetry by Wawi Navarroza

"THIS IS WHAT SHE TOLD ME"A Kaleidoscope of Women
Contemporary Photography and Visual Poetry byWAWI NAVARROZA
INSEAD SingaporeMarch 4 - 31, 2008

In celebration of Women's Month.
Opening cocktails, MARCH 6, Thursdayat INSEAD located on Ayer Rajah Avenueoff Buena Vista Road, SINGAPORE

Proudly presented by: INSEAD Singapore and ARTESAN GALLERY
For enquiries, please contact: Artesan Gallery, 793 Bukit Timah Road #02-01, Singapore / Phone: 6469788 / Email: / Web:

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Walang Ganyan Photo Contest 2008

We are looking for original, striking images of unique filipino life, events, actions around the Philippines that capture what "Walang Ganyan sa States" means to you, something uniquely Filipino. These images may reflect the wide variety of Filipino Everyday Life around the islands, We encourage entries from all regions, in both rural and urban settings. We expect to receive images that represent life that is uniquely filipino.

Entries must be:
  • The original work of the entrant
  • Non-infringing of the rights of others
  • Respectful of the rights, sensitivities, and culture of persons depicted
  • An accurate reflection of the subject matter and scene as it appeared, without alteration (other than standard optimization, including removal of dust, cropping, adjustments to color and contrast, etc.)
Entries will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. Decisions made by the judges are final.

Photos that have already joined a similar contest theme and won are still eligible to join our online contest.




Deadline for submitting entries is August 15, 2008. Each contestant must be a registered user All Files must be uploaded to the "Walang Ganyan sa States" contest located at Gallery


Prizes will be awarded as described below.

1ST PRIZE = PHP 5,000.00
2ND PRIZE = PHP 3,000.00
3RD PRIZE =PHP 2,000.00

A selection of winning photos may appear in PHOTO.NET.PH/BLOGALICIOUS for press release purposes and promotion of the Philippines as a travel destination provided that all uses are accompanied by appropriate attribution to the photographer.

Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs. Photos will be used to promote the Philippines as a Travel Destination on

Legal conditions: To enter the Competition, entrants must agree to certain legal conditions. Entry of photographs into the Contest implies acceptance of contest rules regardless of whether entrants sign a statement confirming acceptance.


A total of up to 5 photographs may be submitted per person. We prefer to receive digital entries by upload to the gallery, but entries may be digital files of photos on film. COLORED PHOTOS ONLY.

Digital entries: Camera-made digital images or scans of prints should be uploaded to the "Walang Ganyan sa States Photo Gallery" Located at
files size should at least be 4 in x 6 in by 72 dpi for web viewing.

Uploaded entries should not contain any identifying marks (watermarks, borders, labels, text, signature) so judging can be fair and unbiased.

Winners will be notified by posting the list of winners at by end of August. Winner is then advised of details of the contest. If any winner fails to claim his or her prize within 900 days of being notified, that winner will forfeit his or her prize.


1. Register at Philippine Photo Gallery
2. Upload to "Walang Ganyan sa States" Photo Contest Gallery
3. Photo with highest viewed counter will get additional points as a "Peoples Choice Vote"

Contest can also be found at

ACFJ Photojournalism Program - admission going on

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth offering of the Diploma in Photojournalism, the latest program of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at Ateneo de manila University (ACFJ). Deadline is March 15.

The program, a distance learning program using a hybrid of online and face-to-face methods, will run from April 2008 to Mach 2009. Admission is limited to 12 students from all over Asia.

A joint project of ACFJ and the World Press Photo, the Diploma in Photojournalism seeks to raise the bar for photojournalism in Asia by providing comprehensive training primarily to working photojournalists. The Netherlands- based World Press Photo, the world's leading venue for competitions and training in professional press photography, brings into the program, among others, consultants from its international network of teachers and practitioners. Among the recent guest lecturers were: Barbara Herrmann, photo editor, Stern Magazine; John Echave, senior editor, National Geographic, D. J. Clark, Panos Pictures; Alison Morley, head of the documentary photography program, International Center for Photography (N.Y.) and Shahidul Alam, founder of Drik Gallery and the Chobi Mela Festival of Asian Photography.

The one-year diploma program will provide students a mastery of the photographic, visual and newsgathering principles and skills as well as the ethical foundations of photojournalism. Comprising the curriculum are three core courses, three specialized courses and a final output which is a portfolio. Each course takes about two months.

Some courses are taught entirely online, while others are taught using a blend of online and classroom teaching methods-- a strategy ACFJ has been using successfully since 2001 to bring its programs to media professionals. The hybrid strategy lends flexibility to the course schedule and allows working journalists to attend classes from their homes or workplace.

Only 12 students will be admitted to the program. Five full scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis.

In its three offerings the program has attracted young and talented photographers and photojournalists, including those from wire agencies and prestigious Philippine newspapers. Applications for admission and scholarships are available for download here or request via email at

Established in 2000 by Ateneo de Manila University and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, ACFJ is dedicated to the continuing professional training of Asian journalists. Among its major programs is the M. A. in Journalism program, also a hybrid distance learning program.
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