It’s easy to mistake a city full of high rises and skyscrapers as drab, soulless and primarily made of concrete. However, a visitor who has gone around the fast developing Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is unlikely to make this mistake. BGC features a large number of public art pieces all over the city that helps infuse character and soul in what could have been just another premier business district.
To better show off these public art pieces by Filipino artists, BGC hosted a photography competition last October called Click BGC. Passionate photographers were invited to come, be inspired and take photos of the city’s public art pieces such as Ang Supremo, Balanghai, The Trees, Kasaysayan Bawa’t Oras and Kasalikasan, among many others. “Photography—that’s the Passion in Me, the BGC in Me” was the theme of the competition and many avid photographers—from students, non-professionals and professionals—eagerly flocked to the city to participate as they were intrigued by the uniqueness of their subjects.
Aside from the competition, BGC also hosted free Photowalk sessions for the public with seasoned photographers, Jay Tablante and Francis Abraham. Participants were able to experience BGC through the eyes of photography experts who also generously shared tips on landscape photography.
At the end of the competition, numerous photos were submitted for judging and from all of these, there were 15 photos that stood out. These photographers were able to take the winning shots of BGC’s public art pieces. Here are the inspiring photos that made it to the very end.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.