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Ray "Bogsi" Panaligan

A photographer who loves to cook and eat good food, freelancer Jose Raymond "Bogsi" Panaligan shoots for local publications and works closely with non-government organizations. He has participated in numerous exhibits about indigenous peoples and the environment, as well as his experiences in New York City as a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council in 1999.

Since 1992, he has been documenting the Mangyan tribes in the island of Mindoro. In 2014, his work "The Mangyan Photographs" was exhibited at the 10th Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Bogsi was also among the first recipients of the Ateneo Center for Journalism/World Press Photo Foundation Photojournalism scholarship grant in 2006. Bogsi is a member of the Photojournalists Center of the Philippines (PCP) and Altermidya, an alternative group and Kala Mina - an anti-mining /environmentalist group based in Mindoro island.

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