About Mon Corpuz
Photographer Mon Corpuz, 31, is a graphic designer, usability architect, web producer, mountaineer, teacher, and an advocate of fair travel and collaborative consumption.
He shoots non-fiction photography; landscapes, long exposures, festivals, heritage and social documentaries during travel.
His travel photos depicting Philippines' best tourism destinations have graced several travel and in-flight publications in the Philippines and abroad. He is a stock photography contributor/ artist for Getty Images, and Asian Development Bank. His landscape photo of El Nido entitled "Small Lagoon, Small Paradise" won commendation from Sony World Photography Awards 2011 and was exhibited at the World Photography Festival in London last April 2011. Mashable listed his #morefuninthephilippines meme photo entitled "Wooden Scooter" the most tweeted photo in January 2012.
The past president of a camera club Pinoy Photography Organization; the photo club behind the largest online community of Filipino photographers - professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts alike; Mon has spearheaded institutional and executive photo contests, as well as photo safaris and group exhibitions.
A former faculty member of De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts, and University of Santo Tomas - College of Fine Arts; he started teaching at the age of 26 and held Saturday classes on multimedia arts, web development and digital photography.
In 2008 together with friends, he put up the grass roots, photography-based volunteer group Black Pencil Project with core advocacies focused on the promotion, development of child primary education in remote and indigenous communities in the Philippines through VolunTourism and AdvenTourism programs. Today, Black Pencil Project has now become one of the country’s most admired volunteer organizations fostering shared social responsibility and collaborative consumption. As program director, Mon has been regularly invited as a resource speaker on photography symposiums with topics expanding from travel, landscapes, cultural tourism, and responsible travel.
He presently works as UX Manager for digital-service agency NetBooster Asia.
He harks from the sleepy town of Mayantoc of western Tarlac.
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Makati City, Metro Manila, NCR, Philippines