Manila Bulletin’s highly anticipated annual photo exhibit, Earth+Lens, is set to return with an exciting focus on the enchanting beauty of the Philippine forest. Under the theme “Fragments of Entirety,” this year’s exhibition aims to showcase the remarkable wonders of the Philippines’ natural landscapes while raising awareness about the urgent need for environmental sustainability and forest conservation.
The primary objective of Earth+Lens 2023 is to shed light on the intricate micro and macro elements that make up the Philippine forests. Through the power of captivating photography, the exhibit seeks to ignite a sense of urgency and inspire individuals to take an active role in preserving these invaluable ecosystems. The Philippines currently faces a pressing issue of decreasing forest cover, which poses a threat to the diverse wildlife and forest-dependent communities that rely on these environments for their livelihoods.
Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr., Publisher of Manila Bulletin, emphasizes the importance of collective responsibility in protecting and conserving our forests. He encourages the Filipino nation to recognize the immense wealth of biodiversity harbored within these forests and urges everyone to play their part in safeguarding these precious fragments of God’s creation. The Earth+Lens exhibition serves as a powerful platform to unite individuals in their commitment to environmental stewardship.
In line with the objective of promoting eco-tourism and environmental awareness in the country, Manila Bulletin has partnered once again with the Department of Tourism (DOT) for the Earth+Lens exhibition. The DOT has been a staunch supporter of the event, and this year marks the third consecutive year of their collaboration. Through their joint efforts, Earth+Lens continues to play a pivotal role in highlighting the natural beauty of the Philippines and showcasing the country as an eco-tourism destination.
A key partner in this endeavor is HUAWEI, a longstanding supporter of Manila Bulletin’s Earth+Lens. HUAWEI is equipping content producers with their latest phone model, the HUAWEI P60 Pro, which boasts cutting-edge features specifically designed to capture the magnificence of the Philippine forest. The phone’s Ultra Lighting Telephoto Camera enables photographers to capture stunning photos from great distances, regardless of lighting conditions. Additionally, the Super Macro feature reveals intricate details hidden in plain sight, allowing for a deeper appreciation of the forest’s hidden beauty.
Peter Peng, Country Head of HUAWEI Philippines Consumer Business Group, emphasizes HUAWEI’s commitment to sustainability and their pride in being part of this important endeavor. By utilizing the HUAWEI P60 Pro’s exceptional imaging capabilities, the partnership aims to raise awareness about the conservation of Philippine forests and inspire individuals to actively contribute to environmental protection.
The captivating photos featured in the exhibition are the result of immersive forest photowalks led by selected photographers from Manila Bulletin, as well as renowned photographers in the field. To align with the campaign’s mission of sustainability, the photos captured using the HUAWEI P60 Pro will be printed on fabric canvas using eco-solvent ink, further reinforcing the importance of adopting eco-friendly practices.
The official launch of Earth+Lens 2023 took place on May 27 at SM Aura, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and HUAWEI. The exhibition was held at SM Aura’s Level 3 Atrium, providing visitors with an immersive experience to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Philippine forests through the captivating photo displays.
Join Earth+Lens 2023 on May 27-28 at SM Aura, BGC, Level 3 Atrium, and embark on a journey of discovery as you witness the breathtaking beauty of the country’s forests, captured through the lens of the HUAWEI P60 Pro. Let this exhibition be a catalyst for action, inspiring each individual to become a steward of the environment and contribute to the conservation of the Philippines’ precious natural heritage.