Sunday, August 1, 2010

President Cory Aquino Picture Mosaic

A Filipino photojournalist and photo mosaic artist attempted to break world records by unveiling a 250 x 250 feet photo mosaic of Philippine democracy icon, the former president Cory Aquino last Saturday at Quirino Grandstand in Manila. He is Revoli Cortez, award-winning photojournalist and photo mosaic artist, first began with the idea right after the death of President Cory Aquino in August last year. The emotions that overflowed during the Cory’s wake and the pile of pictures he had while covering the former president for two years were the inspiration behind his masterpiece.


He said “In the end, I realized two-year supply of pictures was not enough to create and complete the project. So what we did together with the organizers and Ms. Deedee Sytangco was we opened the competition to the public. Anybody who wanted to submit a photo could just e-mail me. This resulted to a great outpour of pictures from the public,”

The event was attended by President Benigno Aquino III, Vice President Jejomar Binay, Mayor Alfredo Lim of Manila and Chris Carrion from the Spirit of EDSA movement.

“This photo mosaic is a symbol of hope, the real challenge however is in making Cory Aquino’s legacy part of our daily lives,” President Aquino said during the event.

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