Jojie Alcantara

Photographer, Writer, and Artist in Davao City, Philippines

Jojie Alcantara

Photographer, Writer, and Artist in Davao City, Philippines

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She is a semi-retired TV host and a Davao-based journalist who started young in 1995 as a columnist. A multi-awarded photographer and artist, her works are featured in tourism campaigns (DOT's It's More Fun in the Philippines) and on covers/spreads of books and international travel magazines. She has been writing and painting since childhood, and started shooting in 2000.

While her personal advocacy is to promote her country positively to the world, she has been to 15 countries, capturing inspirational stories and memorable images of nature and people.

This Filipina thrives in a male-dominated field with two specialties, aerial and travel photography. Occasionally, she is on television as a host or product endorser. She maintains travel and lifestyle blogs as a social media influencer.

As a photographer, she has bagged awards and is a Getty Image contributor. She writes a column in two newspapers, and contributes to travel and airline magazines., and coffee table books. She is a 3-time Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards nominee in two categories, Travel Journalism and Heritage and Culture.

This artist writes about her solo adventures, organizes charity events, launches photo exhibits, watches horror films at midnight, hosts TV specials, teaches photography and creative writing workshops. Apart from travel, her other therapy is music and painting.

She accepts commissioned projects and travel assignments. Currently, she travels around the country and abroad on tourism and cultural explorations by invitation. Davao will always be her beloved home base.

In 2013, she received an award by the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution as an influencer in the social media.

In 2017, she was one of the resource speakers in Photo World Asia 2017, a prestigious international convention for photographers set in Manila. In the same year, her recent travels are in Dubai, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Guam.

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