Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chito Cleofas Wins WPPP Photo of the Year 2009

By Raneil Antonio Ibay

Viewing the exhibit area with Rosy, we saw this photograph of a bride taking the hand of his father in a “mano po” gesture. The father who is on a wheel chair looks lovingly at her daughter whom he is about to give her hand in marriage. Such irony in such a meaningful yet simple looking shot.

There were no names on the framed photos because the judging was on going but we guessed that it had to be Chito’s photo. I called him up to confirm it and true enough it was his. I told him that in my opinion, his photo is a strong contender as it stood out from the rest.

He called me after a couple of days later and happily announced that his photo was awarded as WPPP’s Photo of the Year 2009, besting some of the wedding photography industry’s best of the best.

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