DTI-NegOr spearheads launch of photo exhibit in Dumaguete City

By Roi Lomotan


(L-r) DTI-NegOr provincial director Javier Fortunato Jr., Dumaguete City Tourism officer Woodrow Maquiling Jr., Arthur Chua, official of Lee Plaza Group of Companies, Elsie Lee, owner of Lee Plaza mall, Negros Oriental Provincial Tourism officer Myla Abellana and photo exhibitors Hersely-Ven Casero, Luigi Borromeo and Charlie Sindiong during the opening of Vivid Photo Exhibit held Paseo Perdices, Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City on Feb. 12, 2016. (PIA7-Negros Oriental)


DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here spearheaded the launch of Vivid Photo Exhibit at Paseo Perdices, Rizal Boulevard, this city.

The photo exhibit is done in observance of the National Arts Month this February as well as to promote creativity and artistry among Dumagueteños.

“Today’s photo exhibit is an introduction to the other side of creativity and innovation,” said DTI Provincial Director Javier Fortunato Jr. at the opening of said exhibit.

The exhibit showcases the works of four noted photographers from Dumaguete City namely, Hersley-Ven Casero, Charlie Sindiong, Randy Bandiola, and Luigi Borromeo.

Casero, a visual artist based in this city, has works published in international publications like Jaipur India Informedia Magazine, Lonely Planet, Cebu Pacific Smile Magazine, View Magazine in Germany, National Publication in Denmark, Long Angeles Times, and Stern Magazine.

Sindiong, who is the production manager of their family-owned business Dumaguete Asian Printer, is a self-taught photographer and won several photography contests and joined other photo exhibitions namely, My Negros Oriental (2009 and 201), One Day Photo Safari in Bayawan City (2010), One life, Many Moments (2010) and Images of Faith (2012).

Bandiola, on the other hand, is an information and communications technology specialist and photographer by accident. This after his wife gave him a point and shoot camera. His photos are his expressions of how simple everyday things and encounters that are taken for granted can subconsciously stir emotions and convey messages.

Meanwhile, Luigi Borromeo developed his talent in photography while studying in Silliman University. After graduating in college, he put more focus on photography and joined and won several photo contests. He was then chosen as top photographer for Amir Sali’s Search for Next Top Model and his coverage of typhoon Sending was featured in National Geographic Online. He has established his photo studio Creative Stills and continues to be one of the sought after wedding, fashion, and portrait photographers in Negros.

“We hope that this very exhibit which will be running until the 29th will whet your appetite for creative arts and craft,” said Fortunato.

Vivid Photo Exhibit is done in cooperation with the Provincial Tourism Office and Dumaguete City Tourism Office.

Provincial Tourism Officer Myla Abellana and Dumaguete City Tourism oOfficer Woodrow Maquiling Jr. were present in said launch.

Meanwhile, Fortunato also disclosed that DTI will hold an Arts and Crafts Fair on February 25 to 27 in Dumaguete which is also in observance of National Arts Month. (rmn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on Feb. 15, 2016)

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