University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Center for Research and Communication (now University of Asia and the Pacific)
Queen's University, Canada
About Bernardo Bacosa
My eyes and heart as a Filipino photographer were shaped by my roots in a remote farm in the island of Palawan and by the turbulent protests in Manila during the 1970s. When I moved to the city (I am currently based in California but I have lived in Manila, Jakarta, Toronto, and Houston), I felt more fulfilled working on projects for non-profit organizations compared to working in the for-profit sector. Thus, I am drawn more towards photographing the disadvantaged and those in the streets. Albeit, it was my previous immersion in managing the marketing of a leading sportswear brand that exposed me to blending technology, fashion, sports, music and the wonderful field of photography.
I try always to continuously learn and, in my photographs, I aim to give value to the dignity in a moment and in a person