I collect memories with my camera, trying to capture all the bits and pieces of my life that makes it so rich and full. I want to preserve these emotions and thoughts and all the stages as I go through life.. The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality and eventually in their own..
Saturday, May 23, 2009
National Heritage Month features Donald Tapan's " CORDILLERA "
The Heritage Month, created by Proclamation No. 439 and signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in August 2003, declared the entire month of May as a festival of exhibits, performances, tours, and processions celebrating the nation’s history and cultural traditions. The Filipino Heritage Festival is supported by the Department of Tourism, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Security Bank Corporation.
Donald Tapan, a photographer whose name is synonymous with countryside scenes. Tapan depicts his subjects with a strong combination of colors, composition, and depth of field, making them a feast for the eyes.
“When I take photographs, I try to look for something outside of the obvious, something not always noticed,” Tapan said. “Photography is an art and should be treated with respect, as with any art form.”
The National Heritage Commission together with Donald Tapan came up with an idea of promoting CORDILLERA to preserve it's natural beauty and culture. The exhibit is on display in Metro Manila until today and forms part of the annual Filipino Heritage Festival’s month-long celebration.