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OFWs given tribute in mobile phone photo exhibit

20 June 2017

Delilah Villanueva’s entry got the top prize
Ten photographs taken by Filipinos using their mobile phones as camera in Hong Kong are currently on display at the Consulate gallery, chosen by the exhibit’s organizer, Pintura Circle.

The photos are all in line with the theme “Buhay Pinoy sa Hong Kong”, depicting the life of HK OFWs through artistic composition and framing using only smartphones and iPhones, and were finalists from the photography workshop conducted by PC’s Janeth on May 14.

Winning the top prize was Delilah Villanueva’s black and white “selfie”, taken while she was cleaning the floor in her employer’s house.

Villanueva said she noticed how the shiny floor reflected her image, and thought it would be a perfect time to take a shot. She set her mobile phone on timer mode, and placed it exactly where it showed a twin image of herself while at work.

Leslie Chantengco’s first runner-up.
Chosen as first runner-up was Leslie Chantengco’s rendering of common OFW items, while second runner-up was Lovely Lumio-Bioy’s capture of a group of OFWs having a good time.

The other photographs on display are by Rebecca Vito-Cruz, Mylene Cadiz, Lea Bicaldo, Emma Concepcion Amper and Marcelino Murillo

As part of her prize, Villanueva’s winning piece will be auctioned off at the charity ball on June 17 organized by the Philippine Association of Hong Kong, and part of the proceeds will be given to her.

Lovely Lumio-Bioy’s photo is second runner-up.
The PAHK is also conducting an online voting for the finalists in PC’s photo contest. The pictures can be found on the Facebook page, Philippine Association of Hong Kong.

All of the prizes are to be awarded the following day, June 18, at the “Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan”, a Filipino community event organized by the PAHK at Edinburgh Place, Central. – William Elvin 

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