Pinoy Photojournalists Share the Tricks

Published November 16, 2018, 6:14 PM


The Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines, Inc. (PCP) will hold its annual “Professional Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Workshop” from November 21 to 25 in Dingalan, Aurora.

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Now on its 13th year, the workshop aims to help aspiring photojournalists how to build a story through single image or a series of photographs through the eyes and wisdom of award-winning photographers. It also explores the different practices of photojournalists in the field and in the newsroom, as well as the different skills necessary in producing a single news photograph or the narrative of a photo story.

Participants will also get tips on how to structure images according to different platforms or publications and learn the ethical standards in the industry.

For years now, the workshop has produced alumni who have made a career in photojournalism and are now working for different news outlets.

The PCP workshop is the only comprehensive five-day training administered by working photojournalists. It is made possible through the time and effort volunteered by PCP members as a way of giving back to the photographic community.

This year’s activity is made possible through the support of Smart Communications, Philippine Press Institute, PAGCOR, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Columbia Outdoor Clothing, YKL Color, Inc., the Aurora Artist Residency Program and Space and the Municipality of Dingalan.

Media partners include ABS-CBN News Digital, Picture Perfect-Manila Bulletin, UCA News, and PECOJON (Peace and Conflict Journalism Network).

This year’s speakers are: Alex Baluyut, mentor in Masterclass in Documentary Photography (MCDP); Rolex dela Peña of the European Press Agency (EPA); Ernie Sarmiento, former chief photographer of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI); Jimmy Domingo, a freelance photographer and instructor at the Ateneo de Manila and De La Salle University; Fernando Sepe Jr., deputy editor for multimedia of ABS-CBN News Digital; and Gigie Cruz, photo editor for ABS-CBN News Digital.

Other resource persons include Joe Torres, Philippine Bureau chief of the Union of Catholic Asian News; Luis Liwanag, freelance photographer and mentor in Wide Open Workshop; Charlie Saceda, project coordinator of PECOJON; photojournalists Angie De Silva, Vincent Go, Mark Saludes, and Bro. Ciriaco Santiago.

To register, visit or email at [email protected].