Street photography is a genre that has become very popular here in the Philippines. Filipino Street Photography groups in Facebook like Usapang Kalye (UK), Filipino Street Photographers (FSP), Wide Open Streets, Street Photography Philippines, and Litratista sa Daan (Daan) to name a few are very active with lots of members.
There are lots of Filipino photographers here and abroad (OFWs) who are enthusiastic in the Street Photography scene who not only joins Filipino groups but also international groups on Facebook of this genre like Black & White Street Photography, On Every Street, Streets in Color, Art Photo Feature, Street Togs, etc…
One of the Filipina street photographers who made a name in the international scene is Xyza Cruz Bacani, a domestic helper working in Hong Kong. Her street photographs were featured in The New York Times and Vogue Italia and her story featured in Philippine TV, Hong Kong news and even CNN.
This February 5 – 28, 2015, a Street Photography exhibit “Unpredictable … Unscripted” curated by Rick Rocamora , an international photojournalist & documentary photographer, will be held at the 3F Galleries, Vargas Museum, Roxas Avenue in the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. The opening reception will be at 4 p.m. on February 5.
Works of photographers including Xyza Cruz Bacani, Fujifilm ambassador Rommel Bundalian, other local and Filipino OFW / migrants street photographers will be showcased at the exhibit.
There will be a lecture on February 7 at 3 p.m. by Rick Rocamora about “Managing Your Photography Career Path in the Digital Age”. Actually Rick was the one who noticed Xyza’s works and guiding her in building Xyza’s photography career.
A panel discussion with the participating artists headed by Rick will be February 12, 2:30 p.m.
For more details, you can contact UP Vargas Museum at 928-1927 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the event poster:
Looking forward to seeing the exhibit, and attending both the lecture and panel discussion.
If you are into street photography, documentary, or just into photography, don’t miss this exhibit! Mark the dates in your calendar.
Credits: Poster by Jose Angelo Santos