Renowned photographer Scott Kelby—award-winning author and CEO of KelbyOne—has officially announced the winners and honorable mentions from this year’s highly anticipated Worldwide Photo Walk.
Among the celebrated talents is Nash Jamrec Dioquino, a young and gifted photographer from Sorsogon City in the Bicol Region.
Dioquino secured a well-deserved place as one of the Honorable Mentions in the 2023 Worldwide Photo Walk, a global event that unites thousands of photographers in a shared celebration of their passion for humanity and storytelling.
“Participating in the local photowalk organized by Kurit-Lagting and Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) Bicol was an incredible journey. The vibrant scenes of Sorsogon City provided an inspiring backdrop, and being recognized globally as one of the Honorable Mentions is truly humbling. It reinforces the belief that every image has a story, and photography is a powerful medium for storytelling,” Dioquino said.
Geri Matthew “Choi” Carretero, co-founder, and art director of the prestigious Kurit-Lagting Art Collective, as well as a dedicated member of CAP Bicol, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “Dioquino’s achievement reflects the exceptional talent within our local community and the vibrant artistic spirit fostered by organizations like Kurit-Lagting and CAP Bicol Chapter.”
Allan Abrigo, co-founder of Kurit-Lagting Art Collective and the appointed local walk leader for this year’s photowalk in Sorsogon City, enthusiastically remarked,”Dioquino’s success in our local photowalk, along with his inclusion in the prestigious global honorable mentions, eloquently highlights the dynamic and visually captivating atmosphere that embodies the impactful nature and compelling narrative potential inherent in the art of photography.”
Kelby himself acknowledged the outstanding quality of the submissions, stating, “Although there’s only one winner, I felt that some images were so good that, even though they didn’t win a prize, they still deserved to be recognized. Therefore, I present here our Photo Walk Competition Honorable Mentions.”
For those seeking further details, the official finalists, winner, and honorable mentions from the 2023 Worldwide Photo Walk by Scott Kelby can be found at https://kel.by/40YIpg5.
Scott Kelby’s Worldwide PhotoWalk is an annual global event that brings together photography enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate their collective passion for humanity and storytelling. The event fosters a sense of community and creative expression among photographers of all levels.