See the beauty of Banaue in a different light through the eyes of renowned photographer, John K. Chua in “Falling in Love with Banaue and Beyond,” a photo exhibition at the Fo Guang Yuan Manila Art Gallery.
The ongoing exhibition, which opened on Sept. 29 and runs until Dec. 1, features moving pictures of family and community living, rituals, as well as ethnic games taken by the photographer from 1970 to 2015.
The late John K. Chua was one of most respected photographers in the country known for his technical expertise and taking on challenging photo shoots. For more than four decades, he had worked with different clients, shot a variety of subjects, and cemented his place as a top-notch architectural, commercial, and advertising photographer.
An adopted son of Banaue, Chua devoted his life to documenting Ifugao culture and teaching photography to kids battling cancer and children with autism.
The award-winning advertising photographer was also an advocate for people with disabilities. He organized Photography with a Difference, among many other initiatives, and taught photography to the visually impaired through the Photography Beyond Sight program.
Falling in Love with Banaue and Beyond is at Fo Guang Yuan Manila Art Gallery, 656 P. Ocampo Street, Malate, Manila. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.