Camera Club of Zamboanga City
Mayor Celso Lobregat has cited the contributions of a group of local photographers composing the Camera Club of Zamboanga for showing “the beautiful, the good and the positive about Zamboanga City” through photography.
Lobregat, who administered the oath of the new set of officers of the Camera Club of Zamoanga on Saturday night, said that the photographers could inspire and even help correct the misperception about Zamboanga City, through pictures.
Lobregat said that the club had helped promote the beauty and promise of Zamboanga, Asia’s Latin City as captured through the photographers’ lenses.
These efforts to help raise interest in Zamboanga go hand-in-hand with the efforts of the administration, he said.
The oath-taking rite, held at the Garden Orchid Hotel, was one of the highlights of the three-day photography event dubbed Mundo de Fotografia,which was marked by photography workshops, exhibits, cameras, accessories and gadget sales, lens cleansing, including hands-on product demo from Canon, Epson and Asus-being among the top sponsors of the activity.
Sixto Kwan Jr. is the elected president of the oldest photography club in this city that was founded in 1982.
The other officers are: Vince Modina Carbon, Vice President for External Affairs; Jess Andrew Yu, Vice President for Membership; Kerwin Baldovino, Vice President for Education; Richard Galande, Secretary; Anton Mari Lim, Treasurer; Rikki Lim, Auditor; John Iringan, Sgt-at-Arms; and, David Luy, Jerry Lim, Kit Lorenzo, John Mabalot, Eric Lavina and Mervin Alvarez as Board of Directors.
The induction ceremony was also graced by famed professional photographers like John Chua, Albert Garcia and several others who shared their expertise to the members and photography enthusiasts present.
Mon Corpuz of the Black Pencil Project whose works were chosen as icons of the newly-adopted slogan of the Department of Tourism “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” was among the invited guests and speaker on the night when the induction took place.