Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Anima: A Photo Exhibition by Inday Espina-Varona

Inday Espina-Varona opened Anima, her first solo photo exhibition on December 13, 2009 at Namit-Namit Pagkaon Kag Taliambong Restogallery, Bacolod City.

They say that what differentiates a snapshot picture-taker from a creative photographer is, while the former sees images only, the latter sees more than that -- light.

The photographs, glimpses of her travels around the world, indeed breathed the spirit of an artist such as Inday sensitive to the play of light and shadows in what would have been otherwise plain, lifeless images.

I had the goosebumps at the back of my head as I basked in the anima exuded by the artworks. Each frame seemed to snatch you into a convent in Florence, a temple in Penang, a home in Quebec, a theater in Shanghai, and even a beauty pageant location shoot in Davao.

Running until December 30, Anima is more than just a photo exhibition, it is a show for a cause. Proceeds of the exhibition will go to Inday's favorite charity, the foundation for breast cancer awareness.

Shown in this picture are special guests Belgian Joke (YOW-kuh) van Kerckhove, Gabriela activist Grace, and the artist, Inday Espina-Varona.

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