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 paranormal films at midnight, hosts TV specials, teaches photography and creative writing workshops.

She accepts commissioned projects and travel assignments. Currently, she travels for tourism and cultural explorations by invitation.

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

She was one of the resource speakers in Photo World Asia 2017, a prestigious international convention for photographers held in Manila, Philippines.

Currently, she is back to traveling in her 2022 project of documenting the 110 tribes of the Philippines for a series of coffee table books. An initial set of three large coffee table books have been published and reprinted, available in the central office of National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). The goal of Project Epanaw is to pay tribute and memorialize the identities and rituals of the indigenous peoples and to highlight the importance of protecting ancestral domains. This government funded project is estimated to continue until 2025.

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