By Chris Malinao
PhotoWorld Asia (PWA) 2021, the biggest and longest-running annual photography event in the Philippines, will be held on January 29-31 with renowned local and international photographers gracing the list of speakers.
Headlining the roster of speakers for the international photographers’ conference are Lisa Langell, an award-winning photographer from Scottsdale, Arizona and Heather Prince, a master photographer from Geelong, Australia. Both ladies will share their knowledge and demonstrate their expertise in the conference which will be streamed worldwide, live over the Internet.
Langell and Prince will be joined by Yusuf Hashim of Malaysia (Travel Photography), and Filipino photographers and visual artists EJ Mijares (Videography), Alecs Ongcal (Photojournalism), Ted Claudio (Live Streaming Production), Leandre Guevarra and Mars Galang (Lighting and Posing with Models), Parc Cruz (Simplified Post-Processing Workflow), Hazel Sandian and Manny Librodo (How to Publish a Book), Rolly Magpayo (Digital Film Making), and Omell Cruz (Drone Videography).
PWA is an annual project of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF). This is the 35th edition of the event which has been held non-stop for 34 years now since 1987.
FPPF Chairperson Eduviges Y. Huang said this year’s event will be held online for the first time because of the prevailing pandemic. “Coronavirus or not, our spirits have not been dampened to get together again as a community and share and exchange ideas,” she said.
FPPF President Pablo Beltran, for his part said, “PhotoWorld Asia has two components: the international photographers’ conference and photography trade show. The conference goes online, while the trade show will have a hybrid nature, online and in-person, so that attendees may still avail themselves of the big discounts traditionally offered in the trade show.”
Chairman for PWA 2021 is Cynthia “Cha” Pagdilao of Prima Camera Club. She will oversee preparations for the conference and trade show, assisted by various committees from camera clubs affiliated with the FPPF. “We invite everybody to register and attend the online international photographers’ conference. There is something to be gained there, from the expertise of our speakers,” Pagdilao said.
For more details about PWA 2021, visit www.photoworldmanila.com.