PAGBANGON: Rising From The Ruins

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The UPV Chancellor's Committee on Culture & the Arts and UPV Sipat are proud to present a homecoming photography exhibit for world-renowned photographer and UPV alumnus MANUEL L. LIBRODO JR., more popularly known as Manny Librodo.

"PAGBANGON: Rising from the Ruins" is Librodo's and UPV's tribute to the spirit of the Filipino people that remains strong and resilient and continues to rise despite the adversities that they face.

20+ photos will be on exhibit starting January 22, 2014. The photos will be put on auction. Bidders may place their auction with the staff at the UPV Art Gallery starting on the opening day of the exhibit. Whoever places the highest bid by the end of the exhibit gets the artwork. THE SALES/PROCEEDS FROM THE ARTWORKS WILL BE DONATED BY MR. LIBRODO TO UPV for the benefit of UPV students who were heavily affected by super typhoon Yolanda.

About Manny Librodo:

MANUEL L. LIBRODO JR. is a highly decorated photographer: His popularity among photographers and photography fans is evidenced by the more than 26 million hits in his PBase account alone and the more than 71,000 followers he has on Facebook. His images have appeared in many publications worldwide, including several cover pages for Asian Geographic and calendars for UNICEF.

A number of big names in international photography have given praise to Librodo's works. In 2009, Scott Kelby called Librodo a photographer who has "phenomenal vision" who "creates pure magic". For that, Kelby said Librodo was "one of the world's five best photographers that you probably haven't heard about." Zack Arias, another photography guru, also observed that Librodo's vision extends beyond photography.

In fact, Librodo has already achieved such a highly respected stature that he has already been invited to judge in a number of international photography contests as well as speak in international photography conferences alongside such personalities as Joey Lawrence, Michael Yamashita, & Steve McCurry.

Librodo is also a highly-sought photography mentor, having conducted more than 150 workshops worldwide since 2007. He has mentored more than a thousand students, many of whom have now become successful in their own respective photography careers. He has also collaborated with countless number of models including international beauty pageant winners and other famous personalities.

Janaury 22, 2014
6:00 PM

UPV Art Gallery
Iloilo City

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