Photography Beyond Sight PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 August 2014 00:00

I was inspired yesterday with the Facebook sharing of my good friend, our country’s premiere ads photographer John Chua, about the coming photo exhibit of 5 Filipino visually impaired children in Hong Kong Disneyland next year.

John Chua, who is the founder of the Photography With a Difference (PWD), said he is excited about this international photo exposure as it will make people appreciate the hidden talent of visually impaired people. PWD is an advocacy of photographers that recognizes the talents and the skills of PWD (persons with disabilities).

The group sponsored a photo shoot, Photography Beyond Sight, at Manila Zoo with 5 visually impaired children recently. Yup, they were the photographers and the pictures may not be as good as of professional photographers but you will never know that they were taken by visually impaired children.  They were guided, assisted, the photo subject was described to them, and they click the camera! Opps, who knows, they may have taken wonderful pictures.

3 years ago in our city, Chua launched the PWD-Zamboanga in coordination with Zamboanga City Camera Club under the helm of Sixto “Jun” Kwan. It was a successful event that invited and treated local PWD children in Fort Pilar Museum with food and entertainment by By Gems Party Kingdom. It was supported too by the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City. It was a joyful for the pwd kids and their parents/guardians.

Chua shared that the team of GMA “I Witness” will be interviewing one of the PWD kids, Jerald Polintan ,who has ambition to be a photographer someday. As a matter of fact this coming Monday, Jerald will do a photo shoot of the reigning Miss Philippine Vision Arjhressa Espiritu at the photo studio of John Chua.Wow!

Watch out in Pep Talk the pictures taken by the visually impaired children.

Psalm 18:32-34  “The God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer  and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”

By: Dante Corteza