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OVCRD unveils “Creative Decisions” Photo Exhibit

By Cedrik Ben A. Gayares

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) unveiled the “Creative Decisions” Photo Exhibit on 13 April 2012 at their Office at the Lower Ground Floor of the Philvocs Building in UP Diliman. The Opening Ceremony was led by Vice-Chancellor Benito Pacheco and his family, together with OVCRD Project Management Office Director Henry Ramos and Research  Dissemination and Utilization Office Director Violeda Umali.

The Exhibit features the work of OVCRD staff who attended the point-and-shoot photography workshop conducted in the OVCRD last 27 March and 2 April 2012. Under the tutelage of UPD Film Institute Assistant Professor Jose C. Gutierrez III, the staff learned the rudiments of the art of photography. With the aid of numerous paintings and photographs, Mr. Gutierrez showed the participants how composition is the key to taking good pictures. Composition, the participants learned, is the sum total of a photographer’s creative decisions, and reflects his/her sensitivity to such details as lighting, proportions, and focal point. Mr. Gutierrez also gave pointers on how to enhance a picture’s composition using different camera settings and basic Photoshop features.

The photographs in the exhibit feature familiar and ‘ordinary’ subjects. “Creative Decisions” illustrates how thoughtful composition can transform even the most commonplace subject into a profound statement about life.

Please visit this site for an online view of the gallery.

Vice Chancellor Benito Pacheco (far right) and his wife Dr. Elizabeth Pacheco (far left) officiated the ribbon cutting for “Creative Decisions” with Director Henry Ramos (center right) and Director Violeda Umali (center left)

 

The gallery of pictures taken by the OVCRD staff currently resides at the hallway of the OVCRD conference room.

 

Stairway to the Sky

 

Violeda A. Umali

2012

This picture is the result of conscious attention to composition, which brings to mind the following words from Emily Dickinson:

The Brain—is wider than the Sky—
For—put them side by side—
The one the other will contain
With ease—and You—beside—

Location: Quezon Memorial Circle (Pedestrian Underpass)

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Kalbaryo ng Maralitang Tagalunsod

Inception

KALBARYO NG MARALITANG TAGALUNSOD

Maria Fe B. Seares

2012

UP.  Not our beloved University but the Urban Poor members of our community.  What seem to be commonplace to us are most elusive to them—decent housing, legal status, political voice, safety and the rule of law, educational and health services.   Ilang Kalbaryo pa ba ang kanilang pagdaraanan bago makamit  ang matiwasay na pamumuhay?

Location: National Housing Authority

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Sandigan

Stairway to the Sky

SANDIGAN

Luis Jayceel T. Novio

2012

 Ang iyong dibdib ang aking higaan habang ang iyong balikat ang nagsisilbi kong unan. Sa harap ng napakaraming tao, wala akong takot at kaba; salamat po aking ama sa iyong pagkalinga. Ikaw ang aking sandigan sa aking paglaki, upang iyong maging sandigan sa iyong pagtanda.”

 Location: PHIVOLCS building

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Saling-pusa

Kalbaryo ng Maralitang Tagalunsod

SALING-PUSA

Dercylis G. Mararac

2012

I find the contrast in this picture very interesting – a group of teenagers engaged in a carefree play of Agawan Buko, and one of their friends passively watching all the action. Her back is turned to the camera, further highlighting the sense that she is but a bit player – a saling-pusa – in this very involving game.

Location:  Caliraya, Laguna

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Self-Portrait

Sandigan

SELF-PORTRAIT

Cedrik Ben A. Gayares

2012

The setting of this picture is all about the interplay of opposing elements. The flat, dull grey pavement embraces the pointed, vibrant grass, mimicking the tug-of-war between the creeping darkness and the fading light. Amidst them is the other me who is just beginning to wake from his sleep. It is a rare time to see my twin before he melts back to the waiting arms of Nyx.     

Location: University Avenue

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Urban Landscape

Saling-pusa

URBAN LANDSCAPE

Epifania M. Domingo

2012

Walking through this stretch on my way to/from the office never fails to relax me, even on days when work is too hectic. The green canopy and the gentle breeze evoke a feeling of tranquility, and I am reassured, over and over again, that things will work out well no matter what.

 Location: C.P. Garcia Avenue (the vicinity of OVCRD)

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Takipsilim

Self-Portrait

TAKIPSILIM

 

Dulce Amor C. Barraca

2012

Sa araw-araw na pagpasok ko upang maghanapbuhay, walang pagkakataon na hindi ko nakikita si Lolo, nakaupo sa silyang nagsisilbing pahingahan, sandalan, kaibigan at marahil, kanlungan. Tuwing akin siyang masisilayan, hindi ko maiwasang maitanong sa aking sarili, sa takipsilim ng aking paglagi sa mundong kinagisnan, matutulad kaya ako kay Lolo na sa gitna ng abalang kapaligiran, pagmamasdan na lamang ba ang buhay na dumaan sa aking harapan?

Location: Krus na Ligas Plaza

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Enigma

Urban Landscape

ENIGMA

Lloyd Alexander M. Adducul

2012

The eeriness of darkness drew me to the spotlight illuminating the Oblation statue. The rays of light that strike into the spotlight cage revealed a familiar face; I was enthralled! That exact moment – the enigmatic instance of seeing someone as the light came within reach – is captured in this photo.

Location: Quezon Hall, UP Diliman

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Inception

Takipsilim

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