Understanding How to Live Truthfully and Happily: The Photographs of Geloy Concepcion from Manila

Eric’s Note: Geloy Concepcion is a young photographer from Manila, who is both interested in photography and street art.  Upon graduating from The University of Santo Tomas, he got selected at the 7th Angkor Photo Workshops in Cambodia, and has exhibited his work in Taiwan, Tokyo, and most recently in Singapore. If you are looking for a talented up-and-comer, definitely keep your eyes on Geloy.

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Everybody’s ultimate goal is to be happy. With this, Geloy Concepcion, a young photographer from the Philippines, undertakes photography; seeking the many meanings of happiness and building a work that hopes to find its hidden faces, tell its many truths.

His work is often an exploration of the streets, most often the same ones he grew up in, the ones that showed him that change plays a part in wanting to remain. He attempts to tell the stories amid the struggles; to show the layers involved in trying to live life – all as if seeing or hoping for the courage to always say that living is beautiful.

Also as a street artist, Geloy’s works survive in Manila’s walls. Street art, he describes, is more about sharing and giving everyone access. Works are displayed but not in a gallery. There are walls, but they are not boundaries. Everyone can see them if they wanted to; something he believes to be important as only those in the art scene, or those who can afford it, usually get to see artworks.

Before 20, Geloy graduated from The University of Santo Tomas, got selected at the 7th Angkor Photo Workshops in Cambodia, represented the country in the 2011 Wall Lords International Graffiti Competition in Taiwan, participated in the 2012 Month of Photography in Tokyo, exhibiting the series, “Salamat 2011″ at the Ricoh Ring Cube Gallery in Tokyo, Japan  and most recently, exhibited in ”P+ : IPA Filipino Photographers Showcase” Singapore.

He is now a Resident Artist at Casa San Miguel Zambales Philippines.

With photography and street art he hopes to learn, to understand, to live – truthfully, happily.

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  • Dmitry

    Amazing photos

  • http://twitter.com/NathanAmedee Nathan Amedee

    Love the one with illuminated hand.

  • JAE

    LOVE THE BOY WITH THE FOLDED ELBOW CARRYING A BAG. I ALSO GREATLY ADMIRE HIS ATTENTION TO THE HAND GESTURES IN MANY OF HIS PHOTOS. THANK YOU ERIC FOR HIGHLIGHTING SUCH A TALENTED AND GIFTED PHOTOGRAPHER. VERY INSPIRING!

  • http://www.facebook.com/geloy.concepcion Geloy Maligaya Concepcion

    Thanks Eric ! :D

  • Roland Ramanan

    Some stunning images here. I love the dramatic framing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1508741469 Kelvin Ah Kian

    Saw this guy work from IPA. Stunning attention to the smallest detail. :D

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