Kalye Ilonggo: A Photographic Journey
Museo Iloilo, Fujifilm Philippines, and the UPV Chancellor's Committee on Culture & the Arts invite everyone to KALYE ILONGGO: A Photographic Journey, the first photographic exhibit of Street & Documentary Photographers - Iloilo (SDPI).
The exhibit will feature 60 prints in color and black & white, aiming to raise the Ilonggo consciousness about themes that do not readily fit the usual concept of beautiful.
Consistent with conventions on street photography, Kalye Ilonggo is confrontational and compels the viewers to look at what may often be disregarded or not minded despite being present in everyday encounters.
Inspired by street photographers like Alex Webb, Henri Cartier Bresson, Luis Liwanag, and Rick Rocamora, the photographs in the collection celebrate not beauty itself but le moment décisif, the small gesture, the elusive shaft of light, the geometry, the fortuitous gathering of elements that create meaning to the scene. In effect, the collection invites the viewer to become firstly a mindful observer then become a participant in the creation of beauty.
The photographers in Kalye Ilonggo are Rey Bayona, Greg Delos Reyes, Lucille Detoyato, Leofil Durana, Alan Fajardo, Jay Gadong, Dennis Gamarcha, Israel Gonzalez, Meryl Puljanan Hiso, Jon Japitana, Izanor Lyn Javier, Vernan Jagunap, Jonathan Jurilla, Emmanuel Lerona, Christian Lozañes, Alfredo Nathaniel Marte, Ira Pahila, Ruperto Quitag, Nelson Rondan, JP Sarsoza, and Joy Sumagaysay.
The exhibition will also feature “Istorya Kuris-Kuris”, a series of artist interaction and lectures with the following topics and schedules:
July 4, 1:00 pm - SP Workshop with Rommel Bundalian
July 5, 6:00 am - Photowalk with Rommel Bundalian
July 6, 1:00 pm – “Kalyegraphy: SP 101” with Jonathan Jurilla
2:00 pm – “SP: From Bresson to Bacani" with Nelson Rondan
July 7, 1:00 pm - "SP Survival Guide: Conquer Your Fear" with JP Sarsoza
2:00 pm - "Dealing with People in the Streets" with Emmanuel Lerona
July 8, 1:00 pm – “SP Approaches & Techniques" with Israel Gonzalez
2:00 pm - Art & Photography with Alfredo Nathaniel Marte.
Kalye Ilonggo is curated by Ilonggo artist PG Zoluaga. It will open on July 3, 2015, and will be on view from July 4 to 16, 2015, at the Museo Iloilo.
Museo Iloilo is located at Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City. For more information, please contact Mr. James Mozart Amsua, curator of Museo Iloilo, at (33) 3372986 or email at email@example.com./