ShootPH x Kamusta? Magazine: 5 photo stories you should check out
When Filipinos entertain visitors at home, we can’t help but rummage through photo albums and tell our life stories to complete strangers. Perhaps then it’s better to show our neighbors, rather than tell, the story of our people’s intricacies and inflections through the physical spaces that nurtured them: our heritage sites.
But before we here at Shoot.PH share with you our latest stories (we’re putting more shots for our BalinTanaw: UP Diliman series), we want you to join us in looking back at the 5 amazing photo stories within and outside the Philippines that you may have missed from us and from our friends over at Kamusta? Magazine.
Here we go!
1) Last dance? The Abelling’s struggling legacy
“Hindi po kami mga Aeta. Iba po ang pinanggalingan ng aming mga ninuno.”
(“We are not Aetas. Our ancestors are from a different place.”)
Our writer Ronin Bautista joined Kamusta? Magazine’s photo editor Joseph Angan on this three-part special to cover what could have been the final Anito Festival of the Abelling tribe in Tarlac. Often mistaken for Aeta, the Abelling are pushing for the survival of their own culture that is now being diluted by migration and technology. (part 1) (part 2) (part 3)
Shoot.Ph co-founder Joshua Dalupang climbed Mt. Gulugud-Baboy in Batangas, ditching a heavy DSLR for a compact smartphone to document his climb.
3) In the presence of giants: Islas de Gigantes
“I always thought the Islas de Gigantes were shrouded in mystery.”
Here’s another photo essay from Kamusta? Magazine, this time it’s both shot and penned by Joseph Angan. So what did he find in the island of giants?
So you’ve been to UP Diliman a lot of times now, but how much do you actually know about it? Kamusta? Magazine’s Ceej Tantengco and Rap Diaz tried ProoPH’s UPCAT (University of the Philippines Culture and Arts Tour) for new perspective at the country’s national university’s campus in Quezon City.
It’s a year-old post from Shoot.PH co-founder and award-winning science journalist Shai Panela, but the photos still have the same spark.
Photojournalism was an old flame, not just of her, but for most of us here at Shoot.PH. Now it’s time to give it another chance, and this new post (and layout!) should push us to keep shooting. Watch our for more photo stories from us as we enter the country’s most favorite season. Christmas! (It’s getting closer by the minute!)
ShootPH and Kamusta? Magazine folks are also teaming up for the upcoming BloggedIn: ASEAN, the first ASEAN blogathon on November 15! Catch them online on that day and follow #KamustaASEAN and #BloggedIN to join the conversation!