12 February 2013

Call for Contributions for Geography Week Photo Exhibit

Sample Photo
Exhibit Title: 

Geobiography: Geography and Filipino Geographers
February 26 – March 1, 2013
2nd Floor AS Lobby

In line with the Department’s celebration of Geography Week on February 26 to March 1, and its 30th anniversary in November, this year’s celebration theme focuses on the connection between the construction of the self as a Filipino geographer and the spaces that actively shaped this identity.  The photo exhibit will highlight Filipino geographers’ personal insights, experiences, memories and milestones, along with the places that have been important to their practice of Geography.  These ideas inspired the Department to put up a photo exhibit that showcases the various engagements of Filipino geographers in research, the promotion of geography to the public, extension services and community work in different locations.

We would like to invite you to take part in the activity by sharing with us a photograph of you practicing geography in an interesting and compelling setting, along with a short narrative that will serve as caption. Approved contributions will be enlarged and printed on a 13”x19” (A3) photo paper which will be showcased in the Geography Week exhibit at the 2nd floor AS lobby.  After the week-long celebration, the exhibit will be available for viewing at the 4th floor lobby of CSSP Faculty Center. Due to limited funding, contributors with accepted entries will be charged a minimal amount of Php230 to cover printing expenses.

Guidelines for the submission of photos are as follows:


  • Landscape high-resolution photo (at least 1mb)
  • As this is a Geobiography, geographer/s must be in the photo (see sample) 
  • To give emphasis on the landscape, the geographer must only constitute at most 1/6 of the photo (1/3 for group pictures)
  • Photos must be original.
  • Photos that were manufactured using Photoshop and other similar applications will not be accepted.
  • Only some elements of the photos can be enhanced (i.e. brightness, contrast, hue, etc)


  • Must be in English and written in first person point of view
  • Maximum of 200 words
  • Answers the following questions:
  • How has the place shaped you into the geographer you are today?
  • What are your academic and/or personal learnings that can be gleaned from the picture?
  • How did you contribute to the enrichment of knowledge about the place?
  • Email your photos and narratives to Pryor Placino (paplacino@gmail.com) AND David Garcia (davidjonathangarcia@yahoo.com) on or before March 11, 2013. 
  • Include the following details: complete name of contributor, job/position, affiliation, age, place and date the photo was taken.



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