Madonna and Her Child

CompanyRommel B. Lugada
PhotographerRommel B. Lugada
PrizeGold in Editorial / Other_ED
Entry Description

A contrasting portrait of an anxious young mother with her peacefully sleeping child while sitting at the entrance of a restaurant in Quezon City, Philippines. The portrait is to illustrate my universal idea from a local point of view of a mother who will do anything by virtue of love - and even asking for help in the street just to feed her baby. Image taken by a handphone.

About Photographer

An award-winning Filipino product designer and part-time senior lecturer in design school with a passion for photography. A graduate of Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Industrial Design at the University of Santo Tomas under the Design Center of the Philippines Scholarship Award (and has earned units in Master of Fine Arts). Former Industrial Design Specialist at the Design Center of the Philippines and currently working as private consultant for product design and development. Has traveled in many regions, districts and cities in the Philippines conducting design seminars and consultancies for many years; and attended different international design expositions, consultancies and product/market studies in different parts of Europe, Asia and Australia. Photography became his passion not just simply to keep the fire burning of creativity during free time, but a zeal for aesthetic expression and an extension of medium for his research and practice in design and visual communication. Current interest: Fine art, nature and travel photography. Merit: Published an image for the National Geographic's Daily Dozen on Your Shot. Selected as one of the top 5 for two different themes/categories featured in Nikon Philippines 100th Anniversary celebration. International Photography Awards 2017: 1st Place Winner, Special / Micro Category (Non-Professional). International Photography Awards 2017- Philippines: "Fine Art Photographer of the Year" - with other 6 Golds, 4 Silvers and 9 Bronzes in Fine Art, Nature, Micro, Editorial, Self-Portrait and Architecture Categories (Non-Professional).