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Photographers pay tribute to sculptor Eduardo Castrillo in photo contest




Professional photographers and enthusiasts paid tribute to the late nationalist sculptor Eduardo Castrillo by capturing his masterpieces in the best possible light for a competition organized by Samsung and the Yuchengco Museum.

Emman Foronda (@emmanforonda) and Jet Velas (@jetvelas) took top prizes for the professional and open category respectively. Their works will be featured in the Culture Explorer app, which utilizes augmented reality technology for mobile users to learn more about historical landmarks in the Philippines.

Android users can download the Culture Explorer application from Google Play Store for free to view 360° images of monuments, churches and plazas located across the country, and gain a deeper insight on the Philippines’ rich heritage.

The winning pieces and photos from the runner ups were unveiled during the opening night of the "Eduardo Castrillo @ 50: Moving the Legacy" exhibit at the Yuchengco Museum, which runs until November 24.

The exhibit serves as an homage to the work's of Castrillo, who passed away in May.

Castrillo is the artist behind the country's most iconic sculptures, such as the People Power Monument along EDSA, the Spirit of Pinaglabanan monument in San Juan, the Redemption monument in Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City, and the Cry of Tondo in Plaza Moriones, Tondo, Manila.

He also was the creator of the sculpture in front of the lobby of GMA Network Center on EDSA corner Timog Avenue in Quezon City. —ALG, GMA News