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The Photography Exhibition with the theme "Let Me Introduce Myself" of the Media Class of Yangcheon Global Migrant Center has been recently concluded at the Gwanggyo Gallery in Cheonggye Stream in Seoul. The 5 days photo exhibit has received positive feedback from Koreans and other nationalities who happened to pass by the area. Some random audiences of the exhibit left their comments, suggestions and messages to the respective photos on the wall.
The exhibition has been participated by the Filipino Migrant Workers who enrolled in the Photography training program of YGMC. This is per se the culmination of what the students learned from the workshop. The closing program has been attended by the owners of the photos of the said exhibit, or let me refer them as The PHOTOGRAPHERS, the staffs of YGMC, Korean University students and some press.
|Closing Party at the Photography Exhibiton at Gwanggyo Gallery|
There are some University students who went there to interview us about the exhibit and about our experience as a foreigner living in Korea.
|Personal interview with Korean students|
Above all, the star of the event is of course the photos. The purpose of the exhibit is not only to showcase what we learned from the photography class in terms of technicalities but also to introduce ourselves to our audiences. It is like showing our photos on a personal level of communication. I can say that everybody did a great job with their output but I have several "favorites" in the exhibition that I decided to feature them here in this blogpost. This is just my personal choices though, I selected these photos because I can simply relate to what it is trying to convey or I just simply like it. But then again, I have to emphasize that all the photos in the exhibit are so awesome. These are just the selection of photos to which I can relate personally.
One of my favorites is this photo of a water droplet. I like it because of the colorful lights reflected on the water and the dramatic fall of the droplet of water. The truth is, no special effect or no special equipment was used to shot this. I was amazed when I saw the set up, it was really a smart idea, but of course I don't want to spoil it out here. I reckon this could be used in a commercial.
|Photography by Meynard Ramirez|
|Photography by Kristine Bulanadi|
This one is something I can relate too. There is an element of light in his photography. A guitar outlined by colorful light is something pleasing to an eye. The photographer used a very slow shutter speed to make the light outlining possible. I assume he likes music because he chose guitar as his subject and highlight it with the beautiful colorful lights.
|Photography by Leonardo Carlet|
Taking sunset photos requires a lot of patience and time especially if you want to take a sequence shot of it. Just imagine how many hours the photographer waited just to achieve this photo sequence. And he did a great job with these. You can see how the sun changes position from a certain period of time until it completely gone. When I look at these pictures, I feel melancholic and nostalgic at the same time.
|Photography by Arman Carinan|
These photos show how the photographer value his time, marriage and his family. I don't know what kind of ring is in the picture, but I am guessing it's a wedding ring. I like the way he makes small objects appear big in the image and how he shot at an angle favorable to light.
|Photography by Ralph Marvin Tamayo Aguirre|
I love silhouette, in fact I once started to practice perfecting silhouette photography but I could not really make it good. But this photographer did a good job with this. Awesome is understatement because you can really see the outline of the subject including every corner of it.
|Photography by Whillerz de Guzman|
Sometimes, illusion in photography requires a lot of time to process what is really the subject of the photo. I find this one beautiful because it shows an illusion of a girl lying on the old wall of the building. I don't know how the photographer did this but I guess it's an angle at work right there.
|Photography by Yehdenimax Salcedo|
This one is also my favorite, Street Photography. I love how the photographer cropped portion of scenes from random street and tells story out of it. I just realize that there are a lot of stories you can find at the street.
|Photography by Anny Martinez|
This one, not necessarily my favorite, but I have to include because it's mine. It shows about light and labor and it is my personal advocacy to highlight the laborers of the world.
|With my Photography teacher Min Im and photo journalist Soa Baek|
The exhibition has been very successful. it opens an opportunity to all of us to showcase what we can say about ourselves through photography. I would like to personally thank YGMC Management and Staffs especially Ms. Eunae Anna Cho and our teacher Ms. Min Im for making this event possible. We will forever cherish this experience.