Books are always a treasure for me, especially since I lost almost all my books to the floods of Ondoy back when we lived in Parañaque. When I first heard about this particular one, Mindanao into the 21st Century, a compilation of photos by photojournalists based in Mindanao, I knew right away that I had to have it.
But as with most things I wanted, it took a backseat to more important stuff (like food, clothing and shelter). So when I saw the Mindanews instagram contest #ourmindanao stating this book as the prize, I sent in an entry as soon as I could. It was this photo, but cropped to the instagram square:
leaving just the fisherman and part of the walk. Taken with the iPhone5’s pano mode. It won for the month of October, 2013.
Thank you, Mindanews!