A photowalk in a Philippines gold rush villageBy Edwin Espejo Oct 14, 2013 11:24AM UTC
Earlier this month 28,507 camera bugs in 1,238 locations around the world took part in the Worldwide Photo Walk, capturing images of different themes and places.
Now in its 6th year, the event continues to attract professionals, amateurs and hobbyists who have the passion for photography.
This annual event conceptualized and organized by American Scott Kelby is not restricted to high-end camera owners. Even a mobile phone camera will do.
Images submitted by ‘photo walkers’ of all ages, colors and creeds and the winning photos in the contests that accompany the walk have been stunning to say the least.
In the Philippines, photowalks were organized in major cities such as Baguio, Cavite, Manila, Davao, Iligan, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu and many more.
This year, the Photo Walk in south-central Mindanao in the Philippines took 20 photographers to Kematu village in Tboli, South Cotabato where a gold rush has attracted small scale miners as well as foreign-backed mining companies.
Here are some of the images captured during the photowalk on a rainy Saturday morning in the sub-village of Sitio Tunnel in Kematu.