To feature the photography of Davao Today (DT), a photo exhibit was launched at the Arrupe Hall last Dec.11, 2017.
Organized in partnership with Atenews, the photo exhibit titled as “Portraits of Struggle” was used as a medium to highlight the struggles of the marginalized Mindanaoans.
Atty. Eduardo Estores, Davao Today president, discussed the rationale of the event.
“Davao Today Photography, for over years, naningkamot sa pagserbisyo didto sa katawhan. Kinia, trabaho sa mga photojournalist sa pipila ka tuig na pakigbisog sa pampulitikal o pangekonomiya nato nga sitwasyon,” Estores noted.
Mick Basa, the Davao Today managing editor, tackled on the role of journalism in informing people.
“Stories are important. Stories tell a truth that people do not know, and journalism is a tool to speak out truth and speak of something you have not known of,” Basa cited.
Basa also encouraged the youth to use available technology to share meaningful stories.
Jupiter Cabig, Atenews editor-in-chief (EIC), expressed the call to action of the event in his remarks.
“Today we will go back to the grass roots, the stories of hope, [and] to the lives that have been deprived of recognition through meaningful photographs. We wish to extend to [people] the responsibility of social consciousness and proactivity,” Cabig stressed.
Gabriella Castillo, a fourth-year student, shared her appreciation for the exhibit.
“The photos were amazing, and the stories behind those photos gave them so much more depth and meaning, which made me appreciate them even more,” Castillo remarked.
The launching concluded with the symbolic cutting of ribbon headed by the DT president, DT managing editor, Atenews EIC and DT photographer Medel Hernani.
The exhibit, Portraits of Struggle, will remain open for public viewing until Dec. 15, 2017.