Drift – 1 of my 3 entries to this year’s Bayanihan Photo Exhibit.
Last year, a group of Filipino photography enthusiasts had organized a project entitled Bayanihan, a collaboration of photography works mostly taken in Japan. It was a showcase of talent by Filipino photographers as they show different perspectives of Japan in the eyes of a gaikokujin (外国人, a non-Japanese).
The first exhibit proved to be successful as it was well received by many, not only from the Filipino community but also from other visitors: Japanese and non-Japanese alike. The exhibit also acted as a springboard for most photographers as each contributor strove for their best shots and at the same time inspired others to capture equally great images, hoping to eventually join future exhibits such as this.
After approximately a year and a half, the 2nd Bayanihan project finally came into fruition. The organizers even contacted other outstanding Filipino photographers via Flickr and invited them to join the exhibit. Below is the official poster for the exhibit.
Date: August 11-15, 2010
(List of Contributors )
Though I am now back here in the Philippines, I was among the photographers invited to join the exhibit in Japan. I would like to personally thank Ate Ade who kept on convincing me into sending in my entries, and eventually sponsoring the costs for its exhibit. I initially did not want to join because I didn’t have fresh Philippine images to begin with. But thanks to the Cebu-Bohol trip last June with friends, I finally had an opportunity to shoot; thus, I eventually agreed to share some of my shots.
This Photo Exhibit is also a fund raising event as most of the photos on exhibit will be on sale. Half of the proceeds will be placed into a charity fund and target beneficiaries will be in the Philippines.
It is during these times that I wish I am still in Japan, to be able to view firsthand the exhibit and of course to meet up again with friends.