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 former TV host and a Davao-based journalist who started as a young columnist in 1995. 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 coffee table books and international travel magazines. She has been writing and painting since childhood, and ventured into photography in 2000.

While her personal advocacy is to promote her country positively to the world, she has been to 16 countries so far, capturing inspirational stories and memorable images of nature and human interest.

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 on her social media network.

As a photographer, she has bagged awards and is a Getty Images contributor. She writes a column in two newspapers, 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 the arts.

She accepts commissioned projects and travel assignments. Currently, she travels for 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 scene.

She was one of the resource speakers in Photo World Asia 2017, a prestigious international convention for photographers held in Manila, Philippines. In the same year, she traveled to Dubai, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Guam.

In 2019, just before the pandemic struck, she has revisited Indonesia, HongKong and China.

Currently, she is back to traveling in her 2022 project of documenting the 101 tribes of the Philippines for a series of coffee table books.

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