A Negros Oriental street image shot by Filipino photographer Nick Cadalso was recently showcased in the annual International Street Photography Exhibition in Scotland.
Bais-born Nick Bryan Cadalso’s work featuring his hometown is a black-and-white photograph of a street near the Bais City market taken during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the Philippines.
The 31-year-old Filipino lensman and Media Arts teacher at Bais City National High School shared that he was overjoyed when he received an email from the Glasgow Gallery of Photography (GGOP) informing him that his photo submission for the online contest he entered last year was one of 64 images chosen by the prestigious gallery for the exhibit.
The Glasgow exhibit was originally scheduled to begin in December 2020. Due to coronavirus restrictions and lockdown in Scotland, the gallery moved the exhibit to March 2021.
“The Glasgow Gallery of photography has decided if you can’t come to the gallery, then we will bring the gallery to you, So we have teamed up with Jack-Arts and we are publishing all 64 images from participants all over Glasgow on sites like the one above at street level where passerby, Buses, cyclists and folk out for their daily walks can view the work,” wrote the Glasgow Gallery of Photography on their website.
Cadalso’s work was displayed together with other entries from international photographers from around the world in the International Street Photography Exhibition which took place in various streets in Glasgow, Scotland from March 22 until April 7.
Inspired by his own hometown, Cadalso says the photo was taken in a street near Mercado de Bais, a local market in Bais City, Negros Oriental.
“When I was thinking about what to submit (to the Glasgow Gallery of Photography) I got three compositions in mind that I was going to capture the first one was lines, secondly silhouettes, and third was pure people,” Cadalso said in an interview with GoodNewsPilipinas.com.
The Bais-born filmmaker explains that he started getting interested in video and photography during his college years and added that it was his life’s mission to share positive messages through his work.
The teacher-photographer-filmmaker has the following message for aspiring Filipino photographers and the youth:
“Loving what you do, it might be your job, passion, or something else, give it your best if you really want it, persevere and work hard to be good at it or to attain it,” Cadalso said. “Keep in mind that the message you share on your photographs must inspire! it must bring positive media messages.”
Filipino photographers whose works have been featured in international exhibits include multi-awarded photographer Jophel Ybiosa who harvested 50 international awards for the country in various tilts. Ybiosa, Sherwin Magsino, Froilan Robas, Cris Magsino, and Edwin S. Loyola were honored among the best photographers after winning a total of 8 prizes at the Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2020.
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