As we counted down the days to the much-awaited exhibit, Whilst We Wait and its founder, our very own Erin Emocling (basterda), were featured in some of the Philippines' leading newspapers and online publications. Read about Whilst We Wait in the press after the jump!
Whilst We Wait, a Philippine-based photo-project loosely based on Jeff Nachtigall’s (dirklancer) The Art of Waiting project, held its much-awaited exhibit of film photographs and handwritten letters on December 10. You must have read about it a few months ago here on Lomography Magazine, but in case you haven’t, you may also want to check out Whilst We Wait, We Won’t Wither. In partnership with some of the country’s leading newspapers, the project and its founder, Erin Emocling (basterda), were featured both in print and online. Now, let’s take a look at the articles:
Lomography Manila to present photography exhibit
Inquirer.net (December 3, 2011)
To announce and remind the metro about the fast-approaching exhibit, a pre-event article penned by Erin herself was published on Inquirer.net’s Lifestyle section. The article provided the project’s specifics, origin, contributors, and exhibit details. Read the full article here.
The Waiting Is Over
Manila Bulletin (December 6, 2011)
Another pre-event article by Erin was published on the pages of Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect, a lifestyle section especially dedicated to photography. The write-up also featured some outtake photos from the project contributors themselves. Read the full feature here.
Can hardly wait
by Ralph Mendoza
Philstar.com (December 9, 2011)
A day before the exhibit, the project was featured in another pre-exhibit article on Philstar.com’s Young Star section. Aside from providing the project’s details and inviting everyone to drop by the upcoming exhibit, the feature also quoted Erin on Whilst We Wait’s objective: "Its goal is to visualize the future through a heterogeneous analogue-mixture of film photographs and handwritten letters with vivid virtues of anticipation, perspective and waiting.” Read the full article here.
Waiting on the Image
by Sunshine Reyes
Philippine Daily Inquirer (December 9, 2011)
As a contributor of the project, it was thrilling to find Erin and Whilst We Wait on the pages of the country’s most read newspaper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer. In an interview by Sunshine (shhquiet), Erin details the beginnings, visions, and inspirations behind the project, and shares her own insights on film photography itself. Read the full feature here.