Shangri-La Plaza Showcases Women’s Vision in Photography

Published · Friday, March 15, 2019 03:18 PM

In celebration of Women’s Month, Shangri-La Plaza showcases the power of women’s vision in photography through the exhibition From the Lens of Eve, which runs from March 14-19 at the East Atrium, and continues from March 20-31 at the Level 1, Main Wing.

Exhibition Ribbon Cutting

Five women photographers are featured in the show – Annabelle Chavez, Lauren Malcampo, Maryanne Mendoza, Mrae Orden and Jen Perez – with the spectrum of their works drawing inspiration from natural landscapes, and the varying style of each photographer as wide-ranging as the locations of the photographs.

The exhibition explores the nexus between photographer and photograph – the uniqueness of the narratives and emotion behind each frame.“Women bring a different perspective to photography.Women see and feel differently, and the images they create altogether enrich the entire field,” Mrae Orden explains. 

(from L to R) Exhibiting Artists: Jen Perez, Maryanne Mendoza, Lala Fojas (Executive Vice President and General Manager of Shangri-La Plaza Corporation), Mrae Orden, Annabelle Chavez and Lauren Malcampo at the opening reception of "From the Lens of Eve" held at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza Mall

On the significance of having an all women landscape photography exhibition, the featured photographers describe the realities of the genre.Lauren Malcampo points out, “In photography, women have always been a minority.” Jen Perez agrees, “While women have slowly made remarkable inroads in photography, it is still a male-dominated industry, particularly in the genre of landscape photography. Not because few are good, but because women are less visible.”

Annabelle Chavez

Mrae Orden

Shangri-La Plaza hopes to change that by providing a platform to highlight the talent of women photographers and help cultivate a wider appreciation of their work. “We want to laud Shangri-La Plaza for being a platform in bringing together female talent in photography,”says Maryanne Mendoza. Annabelle Chavez adds, “I hope that other women artists who will see our exhibit get encouraged in pursuing their own passions.”

Lauren Malcampo

Jen Perez

Maryanne Mendoza

A must-see for mall guests, From the Lens of Eve photography exhibition is at the East Atrium from March 14-19, and at the Level 1, Main Wing from March 20-31. #FeelTheShangVibe at #FromTheLensOfEve exhibit this Women’s Month at Shangri-La Plaza. 

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