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Manila Bulletin Earth+Lens 2023: Aims to promote the conservation of Philippine forests through the lens

Last weekend, the Philippines' largest broadsheet newspaper company Manila Bulletin in partnership with tech giant HUAWEI held the Earth+Lens 2023 exhibit.
Earth+Lens 2023 exhibit
Actual shots from the HUAWEI P60 Pro

Earth+Lens and P60 Pro

Earth+Lens is Manila Bulletin's annual photo exhibit that aims to highlight the beauty of Mother Nature. The theme this year is the Philippine Forest "Fragments of Entirety."

The exhibit aims to magnify the natural beauty of our forests while spreading the importance of environmental sustainability at the same time.

One of its goals is to also spread awareness on what needs to be protected and call to action for the public to start a pledge on forest protection. To those who do not know, there is a daily decrease in the Philippines' forest cover that endangers wildlife and affects forest-dependent communities.

The camera that photographers used to capture the images highlighted in the exhibit is the new HUAWEI P60 Pro (starts at PHP 59,999).

The HUAWEI P60 Pro is the company's newest premium camera phone featuring a new HUAWEI XMAGE camera system boasting a 48MP Ultra-Lighting Camera with Phase Focus, Contrast Focus, and OIS + 13MP f/2.2 25mm Ultra-Wide Angle Camera + 48MP f/2.1 Ultra Lighting Telephoto Camera with 3.5x optical zoom with 125mm equivalent. It is the highest-rated camera phone in the world at DxOMark labs with a score of 156 points.

The companies involved held the exhibit at the SM Aura, BGC, Level 3 Atrium which lasted until May 28, 2023.

The exhibit photos were captured by select photographers from Manila Bulletin and known photographers in the field. They have had immersive forest photo walks in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The images captured were printed on a fabric canvas using eco-solvent ink.

Through this year's Earth+Lens photo exhibit, we encourage the Filipino nation to reflect on our collective responsibility to protect and conserve our forests. These forests hold within them a tremendous wealth of biodiversity. Many species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles that reside in our forests are endemic, as they exist in no other country. Likewise, there are thousands of species of vascular plants that are also endemic. As stewards of our country's share of the world's natural wealth, let us do our part in conserving these precious fragments of the entirety of God's creation.  We thank our partners --- HUAWEI, the Department of Tourism and SM Aura --- for joining us in this vital endeavor,” said Herminio "Sonny" Coloma, Jr., Manila Bulletin Publisher.

Apart from HUAWEI, Manila Bulletin also collaborated with the Department of Tourism (DOT) for this annual photo showcase.

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