South Pacific Photo Visual Workshops are all about making you a better photographer. We focus on developing your eye and storytelling skills as you immerse yourself in a weeklong adventure in the Philippines. We teach creative thinking and artistry, and guarantee that you will improve your imagery while having a good time.
The workshops will include scholarship students from the local community, and proceeds will be donated to visual arts programs at Foundation University, founded in 1949 to empower the people of Dumaguete.
The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence.
Established in 1998 as a much needed venue for LA photojournalists and photographers, the gallery continues to create unique exhibits through contact with various media organizations including The Associated Press, Magnum Photo Agency, The Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, and Agence France-Presse.
The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the goal to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, the aesthetic, the contemptible, and the sublime. In addition, the gallery works with a distinguished group of acclaimed photojournalists to produce ongoing seminars and workshops for both adults and youths.
“We want to educate men and women whose only passport is intellectual competence; whose pursuit is excellence of mind, body and character; and whose quest is for freedom and truth.”
—Dr. Vicente G. Sinco
Founded by Dr. Vicente G. Sinco, Foundation University opened its doors in 1949 at the dawn of a new era for the Philippines, which emerged from World War II to become Asia’s first democracy. The university is a non-profit, non-sectarian institution, accessible to all.
Dr. Sinco was born in Negros Oriental of modest means, and rose to become an influential figure who helped to write the Philippine Constitution. He was a trusted adviser to several Philippine presidents, and helped launch the nation’s involvement in world affairs as a signatory of the United Nations Charter in 1945. He was the Dean of Law at the University of the Philippines and served as that institution’s president from 1958-1962.
For Foundation University, he envisioned a school that afforded anyone with ability and determination the opportunity for a college education, regardless of wealth or social position. He dreamed of a permanent center for teaching and learning that would help people get ahead. Join us and participate in this vision.