Filipinos recognized at Pride Photo Awards 2016
Filipinos recognized at Pride Photo Awards 2016
Geloy Concepcion and Gian Cruz are recognized for their respective photos

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipino photographers were honored at the Pride Photo Awards 2016.

Photographer Gian Cruz won 2nd place for his work called You As Me under the Open category.

Photographer Geloy Concepcion was given a Special Mention for his work entitled Reynas Delas Flores: Manila’s Golden Gays.

According to the site, there were more than 3,600 entries from 398 photographers of about 70 nationalities. 

Geloy posted this message on his Facebook.

Sinwerte at nakasingit pa! (What luck and it was recommended.  ‘Reynas Delas Flores: Manila’s Golden Gays’ has been commended by the Pride Photo Awards. The Reynas will be a part of the show this September in Amsterdam. Salamat po! (Thank you so much)”


Turkish photographer Akin Celiktas was selected as this year’s winner for his photo of 2016 Instanbul Gay Pride event.

According to the website, the Pride Photo Award is an “annual international contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity.”

The exhibit of the winning photos will be held on September 10 to October 16 in Amsterdam. –

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