PCP Statement

PCP raises concern on threats against Filipino photojournalist

June 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines raises concern over the threats being received by Filipino photojournalist Jes Aznar after he was accused of allegedly posting live videos of government troops during a military operation in Marawi. Mr.  Aznar has clarified through different channels that the video he took was never posted live. He understands the consequences of such action and would never jeopardize the lives of troops by revealing their position. Aznar emphasized that he [...]

PCP congratulates Pinoy Photojourn for winning SND Award

March 4, 2017 // 1 Comment

PCP, Inc congratulates Pinoy Photojourn for winning SND Award Another Filipino photographer has gained international recognition, this time from the prestigious Society for News Design (SND). Raffy Lerma’s intimate photo of a woman cradling her partner’s lifeless body, a victim of an apparent vigilante killing brought about by the government’s war on drugs, won silver medal for Photography-Breaking News. The photo, published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s front page on July 24, [...]

PCP congratulates Filipino lensman for World Press Photo win

February 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

  The Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines extends it congratulations to Filipino photographer Noel Celis for winning the esteemed 2017 World Press Photo contest. Celis, a photographer of the Agence France-Presse in Manila, won third prize in the category General News-Single for his photo of prisoners packed together at overcrowded Quezon City Jail. Now on its 60th year, the WPP is recognized as the world’s prestigious competition for photojournalism and its awards are coveted [...]

PCP congratulates Filipino lensman for winning Prix Varenne

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines congratulates Agence France Presse photojournalist Noel Celis for winning the 2016 Prix Varenne Photo Award for the story he did on the overcrowded prison in Metro Manila. Celis’ work gave attention to the true condition of prison life in big urban centers like Metro Manila and the need to address overcapacity to provide decent human condition in prison cells around the country. Celis through an interview with Time magazine emphasized the [...]

Press Statement: On the integrity of news photos of victims of summary executions

August 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Press Statement Aug. 1, 2016 The Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines is compelled to issue this statement following concerns raised, mostly in anonymous social media posts, that put doubt on the integrity of news photos of victims of summary executions that appeared in newspapers and news sites in recent days. After looking into the photographs in question and after holding conversations with some of the journalists who have been covering the night shift, we assure the public that [...]
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