UPDATE: 7th PCP Photojournalism Workshop - Inspiring photojournalists

The 7th PCP Professional Photography and Photojournalism Workshop ended in high spirits with 20 participants from universities, government agencies, non-government organizations, corporations and freelancers completing the 5-day intensive workshop and bringing home with them important lessons on the practice of photojournalism. PCP organized its 7th workshop to provide a deeper understanding of the roots and current trends in photography and photojournalism. The workshop included lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises meant to enhance the participants’ visual storytelling capabilities as well as the aesthetic and ethical practice of the profession.

The participants were provided an opportunity to work on their respective photo essays through field work at a fishing village in Barangay Calayo, and a sugar cane plantation in Barangay Bulihan, both in Nasugbu, Batangas. The finished works were then presented during the last day of the workshop where several mentors and guest photojournalists gave their assessments.

Incidentally, the PCP also celebrated its 15th founding anniversary on November 30. The group reiterated its commitment to photography and to future practitioners of the medium through the workshop.

Lecturers who shared their knowledge and skills included the following: Rem Zamora of abs-cbnnews.com on basic photography; documentary photographer Gigie Cruz-Sy on digital file management; Alex Baluyut of Masterclass in Documentary Photography (MCDP) on history of photojournalism and documentary photography; Joan Bondoc of the Philippine Daily Inquirer on news photography; documentary photographer Veejay Villafranca on photo story development; Joe Torres,  Editor of UCAN News, on writing skills  for photojournalists; Jimmy Domingo of the Ateneo de Manila and De La Salle University on ethics in photojournalism; Fernando Sepe, Jr. photo editor of abs-cbnnews.com on editing of photos; and multimedia artist Luis Liwanag on multimedia journalism.

Other photojournalists and PCP members who participated in the mentoring and critiquing sessions were Mike Alquinto, Vincent Go, Leanne Jazul, Romy Mariano, Raymond “Bogsi” Panaligan, Candice Reyes and Dennis Sabangan. The workshop secretariat was ably handled by Myra Sepe, Jun Santiago and Jane Continente.

The 7th PCP Professional Photography and Photojournalism Workshop is sponsored by YKL-Fujifilm, Canon Philippines, Smart Communications, and Milo-Building Champions in Life and supported by Redemptorist Brothers and Ynzal Marketing Corporation. Our media partners include ABS-CBNnews.com, Picture Perfect-Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and DZUP.