Las Islas Filipinas is a medium for photographers to exhibit their craft correlated to the Philippines, that despite the innate disunity of the archipelago, here is a movement to fuse what we call home. Through documentary and art photography, we can present the current issues and celebrate the intimate stories of our country's individuals. The language and faces of our people may have changed, but this community serves as a concrete memento of our national identity.


Photography with context, meaning, and purpose is Las Islas Filipinas.





    March 20, 2017

    “A Night in Baguio” by Rei.iane Madrid

    Timeless and now slowly modernizing the summer capital’s streets at night are filled with wares, food and people. The night breeze wakes the soul. The dark corners attract the eye. The warm scent fills an empty stomach. A perfect night for some organized chaos. A night in Baguio is about exploration. Letting the scenes unfold[...]

    March 5, 2017

    “Aroma Temporary Housing” By Mathieu Padilla

    Walking past a rusted arch that bare the words “Aroma Temporary Housing” the realization of the irony of the place becomes apparently evident as the stench of sewage, rotting waste, and trash, begins to get quite noticeable way before you reach the compound. Besides being a dumpsite this area is also home to a community[...]

    February 5, 2017

    “Kaleidoscope World” by Gerome Soriano

    I cannot help but be intrigued and fascinated by the vast array of possibilities I could shape with my own hands. “Kaleidoscope World” is an on-going photography project based on the song of the late Francis Magalona with the same title. It all started with my growing interest in exploring different techniques in photography and[...]

    January 19, 2017

    “From Batangas to Roxas” by Zoltan Enevold

    Temporarily suspended in time, sailing between islands, the ferry travelers look thoughtfuly at the sea, which transmits peace and unrest. Its immensity appeases and overwhelms at the same time. Other people prefer to spend the passage on deck, sitting and enjoying the view, taking pictures, combining the freshness of the sea breeze with the powerful[...]

    January 9, 2017

    “Density in Numbers” by Jilson Tiu

    Metropolitan Manila, comprised of 17 cities and municipalities and has an overall population of 12.8 Million and rising. To make things even more complicated, the entire Greater Manila urban area spills out beyond the boundaries of Metro Manila and is reported to contain around 22.7 million people, which is a quarter of the Philippines’ entire[...]

    December 18, 2016

    “A Portrait of Us” by Christine Chung

    As someone diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder, it is hard to make people understand through words and I think that it would be better understood through visual imagery. While we were all waiting for the elevator to reach the 15th floor, I catch my best friend looking at her reflection in the mirror. I don’t[...]

    December 5, 2016

    “The Reality of Protest” by Marco Ugoy

    Last November 25, a motley and furious crowd, mostly composed of young people, gathered across various sites in the country to protest against the hush-hush burial of late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Many people ask, “What place does a thief have in the burial place of our most honored heroes?”[...]

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    November 20, 2016

    “Thanatophobia” by Christian Babista

    Death is one thing we can never have control or power over. It’s unpredictable and oblivious, which is why a lot of us are afraid of it. We normally fear something that is unknown. I am one of these people who strongly fears death. Shooting this was a struggle because I was photographing a subject[...]