Living by Water Exhibit

Living by Water Exhibit by Ferdinand Decena

Living By Water is my First One-man show exhibit. I do hope you support by visiting the exhibit on the said dates (and sign in their guestbook). The Exhibit will be held on May 12-27, 2008 at Filipinas Heritage Library in Ayala Triangle, Makati City. More details inside.

UPDATE: May 5, 2008

Exhibit/ Gallery Schedule:
+ May 12 (Opening Night) 6-8 pm
+ Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 6pm
+ May 23 9am – 4pm only

Thank you very much for the support and overwhelming response for this event. I really appreciate it.

From time immemorial, civilizations have thrived and lived near bodies of water. The reason is crystal-clear: water is vital to man’s existence. It is the reason why this exhibition pays homage to water and its significance to how and why people live by the water. Featuring photos that tell stories about the coastal Filipinos’ living conditions, reveal their culture, and relate their stories of survival.

The exhibit will carry a raft of striking images from across our archipelago. The Badjao Stilt Villages of Basilan. The Muslim Stilt Village of Rio Hondo in Zamboanga. The fishermen of Siquijor. The T’bolis of Lake Sebu. The rugged shores of Itbayat in Batanes. And the tranquil coasts of Iloilo.

Ferdinand is a travel photographer and award-winning blogger. A graduate of Fine Arts, Major in Advertising at the Far Eastern University, he got started on film photography during his college years. He worked as a graphic artist and web designer for three years, pursuing photography as a hobby.

Landing his first publication job as an Art Director enabled him to embark on a new career ̶ as a professional travel photographer. Getting his fair share of freelance jobs and assignments, his works eventually got published in a number of travel magazines both here and overseas.

His website En Route at, is the chronicle of his many travels and insightful photography. It has received recognition from the both local and international media.

With eager eyes, a curious mind and wandering feet, this young travel photographer and blogger plans to do an exhibit on Asian Heritage sites in the near future.

Filipinas Heritage Library Site Map

Filipinas Heritage Library Site Map

Special Thanks goes to:

Alcove Perspectives
: For this opportunity and finding my work worthy of an exhibit.

Epson Philippines
: For the support for this event.

Olympus Camera Philippines. The camera I use to take all my photos in this website.

Frame Logic: They don’t just frame artworks, they treat th frame itself as an art. Thank you to husband and wife Lani and Raymond Ongcal for the tips and inspiring words.

Oggie of Lagalog: For the big help on this exhibit from proofing my proposals and exhibit copy, to pointing the right people.

Many thanks as well to Ellen, for the last minute referral on the opening night cocktails 😀

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Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.

46 Responses to “Living by Water Exhibit”

  1. Congratulations and bravo to this achievement of yours! Way to go man. You surely deserved this and it’s
    just about time.

    It’s cool you featured Zamboanga in the upcoming exhibit. It’s surely be enriching and eye-opening for the viewers.

    once again, congratulations.

  2. wow! congrats pre for this. Is the opening night by invite only? I sure will see your works, if not on the first day, the succeding days. It’s always a good feeling and a way to broaden your portfolio and value as a photographer.

  3. finally, you’re one-man exhibit! like i said in my previous comments months back, count me in to visit your gallery. i’ll even tag along some friends. uy, autograph ha. hahahaha.

    congrats, dude! more exhibits to come.

  4. Uyyy! Wow, Kuya Ferdz! Congratulations po!

    Too bad I am not in Pinas right now na, if not I’d be able to attend your exhibition! Pero anyway, you’re good I do admit that.


  5. Sidney

    Congrats Ferdz.
    I am so happy for you. It is really nice!
    I am a bit shy so I might not come on the opening day… but for sure I will visit!

    All the best…

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