a one mane photo exhibit
by Leonard Pe
In Celebration of Earth Day 2008
April 21 to 25, 2008
City Hall Lobby, General Santos City, Philippines
The power and influence of the photographer in contemporary culture lies in the power and influence of his medium. Photography is the only visual medium where the expression that an artist wants to convey is captured and transformed into a work of art in a click of the shutter.
Fleeting moment such as the exact time when nature affords us a view of its splendor can only be captured in the combined synchronization of the mastery of the photographic techniques, the camera’s capabilities and the photographer’s aesthetics.
Landscapes are challenging subjects. The same composition looks different in every season, time of the day, and even human and natural intervention. What is captures in photograph in an instant will be different in the next instance.
The rate of destruction of our natural topography gives another dimension to the work of the photographers which is documenting the beauty of nature and disseminating it to awaken our passion to preserve our wealth of natural wonders.
The Earth Day Celebration affords everybody to do something about the current state of our environment. Leonard Pe, traveled the archipelago extensively to capture the moments in nature when it is in its most glorious. From Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, to Siquijor Island in the Visayas, down to Davao Province and around SocCKSarGen, he communed with nature, courted her, captured her beauty so that we too shall fall in love.
Leonard Pe graduated from the Ateneo de Davao University with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He began as a self-taught photographer who learned through reading, experimentation and experience.
He is a freelance photographer and is acclaimed as one of the finest fashion and lifestyle photographers in General Santos City. His works appeared in several national publications. He is also a member of the GenSan Camera Club (GCC).
He is a multi-awarded photographer. His winning of “Project: Clean Water”, an international photography competition sponsored by Greenpeace Southeast Asia, inspired him to mount this exhibit in commemoration of the Earth Day Celebration.