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Here’s the list of photographers whose pictures made it to this year’s Fotomoto PH show

The festival will be presenting 211 images from the open call submissions it announced in July
ANCX Staff | Nov 15 2022

FotomotoPH, the premier photography festival in the country now on its second year, will be presenting 211 photos from the open call submissions it announced early in July. The open call submissions came from all over the Philippines and from other parts of the world, all tackling the given theme of “Home,” an especially rich subject following two years of people forced to create new lives within its boundaries. 

From the wealth of submissions, the common subjects that came out include living conditions, lockdown scenes of working from home, Filipino household practices such as displaying religious iconography, the use of slippers, homes damaged by typhoons, nature taking over abandoned homes, and, well, plenty of hanging laundry. 

“Ang Maikling Kasaysayan Ng Mga Masasamang Bagay” by Eric Bico
“Ang Maikling Kasaysayan Ng Mga Masasamang Bagay” by Eric Bico

According to the festival jury, composed of noted photographers in media and the arts, the perspectives are diverse, bold and insightful. The Fotomoto jury made selections with a criterion that considers more than just technical expertise; they also studied the storytelling value of each of the images.

Apart from the main exhibition, which features the best of the open call submissions, there are six special exhibitions. These feature the works of Katherine Jack, Jacob Maentz, Angela Silva, Jilson Tiu and MM Yu. 

Maentz held conversations with indigenous people from all over the country for more than a decade, capturing the stories of the inextricable relationships between the land and its people. Meanwhile, Katherine Jack’s long term photographic project focuses on the people of Palawan and their intricate connection to the seas, its ecosystems and the climate that affects it. Jilson Tiu, for his part, brings us to the heart of his city with his series of street scenes that show the public’s struggle to commute home at day’s end. 

By Victor Ralp Allen Aldover
By Victor Ralp Allen Aldover

Then there is MM Yu’s semi-autobiographical project which will give audiences a glimpse of grandmother’s home after it was twice looted, her documentation the final record of family heirlooms and personal possessions. Angela Silva uses the cameraless process called cyanotypes to tell stories of her diasporic life. She presents her work in alternative formats such as hanging fabric and artist books. 

There is also a special tribute to Kidlat de Guia as part of a yearly tradition the festival is starting to honor a departed comrade in photography. The show will feature Kidlat’s woven strips of photographs taken in his native city of Baguio, composites of portraits and places that reflect the complexities and multiple contrasts that is the fabric of the Philippines.

“Chavayan” by Jeff Dytuco
“Chavayan” by Jeff Dytuco

The whole festival is designed to entice visitors to engage. There’s a lineup of talks, panel discussions, workshops, portfolio reviews, photo project presentations and a print fest that is free and open to the public.

Fotomoto’s 2022 edition opens on the 19th of November at the Parola UP Fine Arts Gallery, University of the Philippines Diliman. The festival runs until December 9, 2022. 

For more information, visit Fotomoto on Instagram and Facebook

The Fotomoto founders are Raena Abella Jes Aznar, E.S.L Chen, Tom Epperson, Stephanie Frondoso, Francisco Guerrero, Wawi Navarroza, Apa Ongpin, Neal Oshima, Sandra Palomar, Gio Panlilio, Jason Quibilan and Veejay Villafranca. 

Here are the Fotomoto22: Home Exhibiting Artists:

Adia Pauline Lim

Aeson Baldevia

AJ Luna

Alee Garibay

Alessandro Pacla

Allain Dadivas

AM

Amabelle Lorraine Piñon

Anjo Lapresca

Ann Maureen Cruz

Anna Rafanan

Antonni Cuesta

April Ledesma

Arlo Gregorio

Balmy

Ben Molina

Ben Razon

Brendan Goco

Carina Altomonte

Carmen del Prado

Charmie Y Siao

Christian Babista

Christian Filardo

Claro Cortes IV

Clems Cruz

Dar

DN Sesbreño

Dwight Lu

Effy Calingao

Enzo Razon

Eric Bico

Ernie U. Sarmiento

Fourth Barleta

Fran Vianzon

Gerleen Razielle Sta. Maria

Hans Malgapu

Hersley Casero

Ian Santos

ienne janes

Indie Nardo

Jack Marion

Jayb Paule

Jed Escueta

Jeff Dytuco

Jenifer Balberona

Joey Montee

John Austria

Jojo Mamangun

Jomar Tingson

Jonathan Baldonado

Jopie Sanchez

Jose Martin V. Singh

JT Trinidad

Kathlyn Sy

Kaylo

Ken Prado

Kim Canoy

Lala Magbuhat

Lancer

Lia Candelario

Lupe Basilio

Ma. Jimenez

Macee Tingson

Maverick Asio

Mhygsz Gomez II

Mike Francis Garcia

Nicolas Jr Ledesma

Nicole Alfonso

Nikki Valenzuela

Niko Francisco

Patrick Mateo

Pinky Urmaza

Rain Marqueta

Ralph CR

Ralph Jon Wilmer Dollaga

Rene Bernal

Ricky Ladia

Ridge Ross

Rowell Timoteo

Sam Ramos

Sam Sanchez

Sandra Dans

Selina Gabriel

Sharoll Mae Moldez

Sofia Abrogar

Summer Puertollano

TG Villanueva

Tib Solis

Tin Dominguez

Venice Atienza

Victor Kintanar

Victor Ralp Allen Aldover

Vilen Gabrielyan

Waren Valdez

Wence Albert Trajano

Zig Mirasol