Google Dennis Rito | Blog: March 2009

24 March 2009

Jazz Singer

Skarlet Romero, Jazz Singer, Ten02 Bar 20 March 2009

19 March 2009

On TOC's

I have observed that there are lots of photographers (including me!) who don't have their own sites hosted under their own domain name. Many still prefer to utilize 'free' sites (photo-sharing, blogs & social networking sites) which means that their work is being hosted for free and subject themselves (and their work) into terms unknown to them sometimes.

Of course, nothing beats having your own site/ blog hosted under your domain but if this is unavoidable, it is advisable to read first the terms of use (also known as copyright policy or TOC) before uploading photographs or creative work into any 'free 'sites:

Blog/ Photoblog

Photo Sharing Sites

Online Portfolio

Social Networking Sites

It is good that photographers are now aware of their rights and have remained vigilant on the issue such as the case of Facebook and Google Chrome.

06 March 2009

Net 25 TRIBE's Earth & Art Exhibit

Some of my photographs (3) is included in the Net 25 Earth & Art Exhibit on SM North Activity Center. The event will be on 10 March 2009 from 10AM-9PM. Should you have time, please drop by and say hi.

To know more about the event, please click here.

03 March 2009

Creative Economies, Asia-Europe Emerging Photographers' Forum

The theme of the Asia-Europe Emerging Photographers’ Forum 2009 is centered on the topic of “Creative Economies”. Twenty emerging photographers will portray indirect and alternative economic outlooks (gift economies, social cooperation, sustainable economies etc.) in Asia and Europe. Through these narratives the photographer’s will open different spaces of imagination, metaphors, fictions, reality and advantages within the context of the current economic crisis. How can creative photography impact the perception of shifting economies in the globalised world and in which ways can social cooperation and creativity meet in the space of indeterminate economic capacity? The emerging photographers will exchange their photographic narratives from Asia and Europe conceptualizing documentary and digital photographic formats. To promote future visions and to overcome global financial instability at the local level this process will show the diverse range of possibilities of the medium of photography.

The Format of the Forum will consists in two phases: the first, interactive collaboration will be taking place through an online exchange between the participants and the resource persons, and the second phase will consists of an intensive week in Kuala Lumpur, where photography collaborations will be complemented with dialogues focused on the exploration and experimentation of artistic photography in the context and manifestation of the creative economies with Peter Bialobrzeski, Photographer, Professor for Photography, University of the Arts, Bremen, (Germany), Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh), director of “Chobi Mela” - International Festival of Photography, Alex Moh (Malaysia) initiator of the Kuala Lumpur International Biennale, Yee I- Lann (Malaysia) multimedia artist and many more.

Continue reading here.

PDNs 30 (2009)

Found via PDN.

These days, the role of photographers in our culture seems to shift constantly thanks to a never-ending stream of technological, conceptual and economic influences. Additionally, the hurdles to creating and distributing photographic images continue to disappear, inviting some worthy new voices into the conversation, but also creating a din that makes it increasingly difficult for talented photographers to be heard (and to build sustainable careers).

View Gallery here.