Cameras at Born in Film Exhibit
Developing at StratoBOX Studios Lab
A collection of cameras at StratoBOX Studios Gallery
A collection of photography books at StratoBOX Studios Gallery
Polaroid Lab on display at StratoBOX Studios
A developing workshop at StratoBOX Studios
Medium Format cameras on display at StratoBOX Studios Gallery
A 1940s Graflex Speed Graphic on display at StratoBOX Studios
Born in Film's first exhibit at Riverside Studios
Guests with Franz Lopez at Born in Film's first exhibit at Riverside Studios Makati
A collection of cameras at Born in Film's first exhibit
Franz Lopez' best 100 best works on display at Born in Film's first exhibit
Guests at Born in Film's first exhibit
Guests look on as Born in Film's first exhibit begins
Franz Lopez' 1940s Grafex Speed Graphic camera
A collection of Franz Lopez' first video recording equipment
A guest being photographed by Franz Lopez at Born in Film's first exhibit
Franz Lopez along with other guests at Born in Film's first exhibit
Displayed poster at Born in Film's first exhibit
A collection of Polaroid  at Born in Film's first exhibit
Bhong Odal, together with MG Naanod part of the Born in Film team
A display of Bhong Odal's works at Overexposed event
A collection of cameras at  A display of Bhong Odal's works at Overexposed event
Franz Lopez conducts the Visual Storytelling workshop  A display of Bhong Odal's works at Overexpose
Workshop attendees  A display of Bhong Odal's works at Overexposed event
Franz Lopez with a Guest at Born in Film's first exhibit
A collection of Franz Lopez' materials for graphic design at Born in Film's first exhibit
Guests at Born in Film's first exhibit
Team members along with participants at a Born in Film event
Participants at a Born in Film event
Born in Film attends the unveiling of the Lomography wall in Intramuros, Manila
The Lomography wall displayed in Intramuros, Manila
A look at the Lomowall in Intramuros, Manila
The Lomowall in Intramuros, Manila
The Lomowall in Intramuros, Manila
Poster displayed outside R.O.X in BGC for Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Behind the scenes at R.O.X in BGC for Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Behind the scenes R.O.X in BGC for Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Behind the scenes R.O.X in BGC for Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Behind the scenes R.O.X in BGC for Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Behind the Scenes R.O.X in BGC for Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Polaroid personnel prepares for the Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Participants in R.O.X, BGC for Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Participants in R.O.X, BGC for Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Participants in R.O.X, BGC for Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Participants in R.O.X, BGC for Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
Polaroids at Born in Film and Polaroid's film photography workshop
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A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

 

If you’ve been doing photography for more than 20 years now, you’ve probably reached the point where you discover how pushing yourself off the limits can be rewarding.

 

I began photography as a 10-year-old Kid without an idea on what to do. But the desire to find meaning led me to where I am today.

 

Photography goes beyond just simply pressing that shutter and hoping for the best. It connects people, creates a difference, and can set the tone for change, hope, and inspiration.

 

In Photography, like many artforms, requires you to craft your own perspective — and not everyone will agree with you —but that’s what’s fun about it! Being on this journey made me realize that photography should be for everyone.

 

The endgame is for a day that no one will discriminate against you for the type of camera, or medium you use.

 

To appreciate and value photography for what it is – For generations it has ever since been our battle cry.

 

Building a platform like Born in Film created avenues for photographers to share their work, inspire and at the same time discover that there’s more to photography than meets the eye.

 

It pushes us to break barriers and extend a helping hand. It overwhelms me to know that being alone doesn’t limit us to finding friends who have the same passion and love for photography like we do.

 

PhotoNation is a community that we built that caters to photographers who believe that photography should be for all. It echoes a journey into the unknown that fills us with the persistence to move forward.

 

We are a proud generation of visual storytellers, young and old alike, across all gender, beyond ethnicit, thriving in an online community.

 

Across Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the americas From the streets of Meralco Avenue to the ringing bells of Chalon-sur-Saône, we are PhotoNation with more than 11,000 members in 100 countries and we thank everyone part of the Ortigas Art Festival for welcoming us into this endeavor.

 

Happy National Arts Month, and may the Passion Live on!

 

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FRANZ LOPEZ

FOUNDER

BORN IN FILM / PHOTONATION

 

A participant signs a poster during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Behind the scenes at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Photographers taking pictures in Binondo during a Born in Film Photowalk event
The Gathering II official poster
Participants at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants at a Born in Film Photowalk event
The Gathering II poster
Participants during a photowalk
Behind the scenes at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants of a Born in Film Photowalk event
Behind the scenes at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants being interviewed by Franz Lopez during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Behind the scenes at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participant using the QR code info during a walk at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Behind the scenes of a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants walking the roads of Binondo during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants during a Born in Film Photowalk event
A participant reloading a film camera
Participants at a Born in Film Photowalk event
A participant signing the Gathering II poster
Behind the scenes at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Behind the scenes at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Behind the scenes at a Born in Film Photowalk event
A photographer during a Born in Film Photowalk event
A participant at during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Behind the scenes at a Born in Film Photowalk event
A participant being wrapped with a wrist band for the the event
Participants during a Born in Film Photowalk event
A participants taking a photo at a a Born in Film Photowalk event
Born in Film stickers at a Born in Film Photowalk event
A participant taking a photo at a Born in Film Photowalk event
A participant signing the Gathering II poster
Participants during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants signing the Gathering II poster
A participant during a photowalk
A participant wraps wrist with an event Tyvek
A participant registering during a Born in Film Photowalk event
A participant taking photos during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Behind the scenes during the Gathering II
Behind the scenes during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants walking the streets of Binondo, Manila
Behind the scenes at a Born in Film Photowalk event
Behind the scenes at the Gathering II
Walk leaders during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants walking during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Behind the scenes during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Team members during a Born in Film Photowalk event
Participants at the Gathering II in Binondo, Manila
Participants at a Born in Film Photowalk event
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