German Photo Book Award exhibit opens at the Learning Commons

The Goethe-Institut Philippinen opened the exhibition of the German Photo Book Award 2013 with an art talk and ribbon cutting last August 7, 2013 at The Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University.

The opening ceremony featured a lecture on New Philippine Photography which was presented by Mr. Estan Cabigas, a professional photographer and a well-known travel blogger. Also, Dr. Petra Raymond and Ms. Alicia Paraiso of the Goethe-Institut shared the stage to provide the audience some interesting facts regarding the exhibit. On the other hand, the ribbon cutting ceremony was lead by Mr. Edwin P. Santiago, Vice President for Administration of DLSU and Dr. Petra Raymond, Director of Goethe-Institut.

The German Photo Book Award is being given annually by the Association of Publishers and Booksellers in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. The Award is divided in three categories, namely: photo/illustrated books, photo-textbooks and photo history/photo theory.

Among the criteria being used to evaluate each piece of work are photographic quality, aesthetic overall impression, as well as technical photographic and historic performance. The German Photo Book Award is awarded in three categories: Gold, Silver and Nominee. 

The exhibit highlights the 5 gold winning titles and 17 silver titles as well as the 170 nominees and will run until the end of August 2013.

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