Seeing the Unseen: Photographing Miss Camiguin Island at the Lanzones festival (a blast from the past)
With this mini series I’ve been able to show you some people and places as I travel Mindanao. Here’s one that I previously didn’t have time to publish on my first visit to a tiny little island.
Camiguin is a tiny Island, just 63km takes you all the way around. It lies just north of Mindanao but before Bohol.
Camigiun Island’s Lanzones festival (small sweet fruit) is held every October. I’ve been to this island many times, and they say the date is set … but really it’s a hit and miss up to a week before hand. Hopefully the official websites covering it will post well ahead of schedule so future tourists and visitors can plan ahead to visit this great festival! For those going to the Philippines in October 2010 especially!
So what happens when you get press access as a photographer to one of the best festivals in the Philippines? Well, you take your camera and you go of course!
As I headed under the stand I was immediately surrounded by a bevy of Filipino beauties. My luck was back, it was the start of the Miss Camiguin contest! Young ladies from all over the island were in a frenzy of preparation for this talent contest. According to one girl, a mix of beauty and dance.
Girls from eighteen up to their late twenties were all clustered into little groups in differing costumes. Each taking influence from local, native and traditional fare. Not to mention, the illusive and scarce Lanzone itself.
Coming soon on Seeing the Unseen:The Filipino Garbage collectors
This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting the island of Mindanao & the people living in The Philippines