Thursday, February 21, 2013

Call for Contributions for the Geography Week Photo Exhibit

Exhibit Title: Geobiography: Geography and Filipino Geographers

Scope: In line with the Department’s celebration of Geography Week on March 19 to March 22, 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 Committee 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 1st 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.

The photo exhibit will open for all in the lobby of Palma Hall in the University of the Philippines Diliman from 19 - 22 March 2013. See you there!

Guidelines for the submission of photos are as follows:

  • Landscape high-resolution photo (at least 1 mb)
  • As this is a Geobiography, geographer/s must be in the photo
  •  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: a) How has the place shaped you into the geographer you are today? b) What are your academic and/or personal learnings that can be gleaned from the picture? and c) How did you contribute to the enrichment of knowledge about the place?

Email your photos and narratives to Pryor Placino ( AND David Garcia ( on or before March 11, 2013. Please also include the following details: complete name of contributor, job/position, affiliation, age, place and date the photo was taken.

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