BMMA student secures victory in San Juan City’s Photo and Video Contest
Nickymar or Nico Binwag, a 22-year-old B. Multimedia Arts student at Mapúa Malayan Colleges, Laguna, won first place in San Juan City’s “Makabagong San Juan-Pinaglabanan Shrine Photo and Video Contest” last August 30, 2023 and also received a substantial cash prize for his work.
During his conversation with Manila Bulletin Lifestyle, Binwag explained that his winning entry focused on the historical essence of San Juan rather than the conventional approach of promoting tourism through vibrant images. Opting for a black and white presentation, he aimed to allow the audience to concentrate on the historical significance without distraction.
Reflecting on his success, Binwag emphasized the accessibility of photography, stating during his interview with Manila Bulletin, “You do not need expensive gear or equipment to have the best output, just (to) be able to photograph a subject that can tell stories….”
Overwhelmed with gratitude, he thanked San Juan City for the opportunity given to him via a social media post. Binwag’s recent success underscores the effectiveness of the institution’s approach in producing professionals who stand out in their respective fields.