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!
BORN IN FILM / PHOTONATION