great iloilo photos


In a couple of hours, I’m off to the University of the Philippines Art Gallery housed at an Ilonggo heritage  treasure, the Arellano building (now the main building of UPV’s Iloilo campus).  Jun Rojas and his fellow photographers from PSI or the Photographic Society of Iloilo will have their exhibit opening this afternoon at 5:00 p.m.

I’ve met a number of these PSI artists and seen their works.  Photography for them is an avocation, a passion.  Jun Rojas  for instance, is a businessman.  So is Jessie Garcia  Carlos GarciaVic Pido is an orthopedist.  Therese Jarantilla is a dentist…

Hopefully, we can get their awesome shots featured here exclusively in ILOVEILOILO.

If you happen to be here in Iloilo at around this month, do visit the UPV Gallery for PSI’s Photo Exhibit as well as the Art Gallery’s own collection .

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We just say diversion to mean Benigno Aquino Avenue.  Such spectacular photo.  Thanks to Jun Rojas.  From the left side, you can take nice photos too of our Iloilo sunset

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Jun Rojas is certainly one of Iloilo’s award-winning photographers. Its not a profession for him, just a hobby. (He’s a businessman). I’m so, so happy because Jun said yes to my request to have his great photos featured here in iloveiloilo. We were classmates once in a basic photography class some years back. He moved on to perfect the art (he’s now into digital but just as skilled with manual photography) and reap awards while I moved down to point-and-shoot.

Jun has won awards at national and international levels.  His mastery of the of the camera’s capabilities (he’s a Canon guy) working in synergy with his artist’s eye brings you spectacular photos of ILOILO culture.

Above is a photo of a warrior participating in the Dinagyang, the popular festival of Iloilo happening every third week of January.