The glory of stu­dent ath­letes

Photo ex­hibit high­lights ded­i­ca­tion of Be­nilde ath­letes

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Photo ex­hibit high­lights ded­i­ca­tion of Be­nilde ath­letes

Path to Glory, an ex­hibit of pho­to­graphs taken by Miguel Sy, which fea­tures the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of the stu­dent-ath­letes of De La Salle-Col­lege of Saint Be­nilde (DLS-CSB), will open at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Sixth Floor gallery of the School of De­sign and Arts (SDA) cam­pus. The show is cu­rated by ar­chi­tect Gerry Tor­res.

Mem­bers from the Blaz­ers’ 21 teams were hand­picked to serve as rep­re­sen­ta­tives of their re­spec­tive sports, such as ar­nis, ath­let­ics, bad­minton, bas­ket­ball, chess, fenc­ing, foot­ball, lawn ten­nis, swim­ming, ta­ble ten­nis, taek­wondo, ul­ti­mate Fris­bee, vol­ley­ball, and the Pep Squad.

“This is an op­por­tune time for the ex­hibit, it gives the mem­bers of the com­mu­nity a glimpse of the hard­ships of those who vie for hon­ors,” says Robin

Ser­rano, Be­nilde’s VP for Ad­vance­ment. “This all pos­si­ble due to the guid­ance of our alumni who worked with us on this project, and the sup­port that Smart Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Inc. has ex­tended to us all these years.”

Sy, a 2014 grad­u­ate of Be­nilde’s AB Pho­tog­ra­phy pro­gram, was men­tored by es­teemed pho­tog­ra­phers Vee­jay

Vil­lafranca, Andy Spyra, and Thies Rätzke. “This is what we don’t of­ten see about play­ers: their hard work, the point when they push them­selves more just when they are about to give up.” he re­veals.

He ad­mits that work­ing with non­pro­fes­sion­als as mod­els proved to be a chal­lenge, al­though this en­abled him to delve more into each ath­lete’s char­ac­ter. In Sy’s own words, the “pho­tos were fo­cused in­stead on their eyes and their body lan­guage, be­cause these are at the heart of the pic­ture.”

He now runs his own 361 De­grees stu­dio. Path to Glory, which runs un­til March 25, is pro­duced by the Cen­ter for Part­ner­ship and Re­source Man­age­ment (CPRM) and Cen­ter for Sports Devel­op­ment (CSD) through the Cen­ter for Cam­pus Art (CCA). The ex­hibit is made pos­si­ble through the col­lab­o­ra­tion of the Of­fice of the Vice Pres­i­dent for Ad­vance­ment at DLS-CSB and Smart Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Inc.

pho­tog­ra­pher Miguel Sy

PAS­SION AND HARDWORK CAUGHT ON CAM Afer­nee Lopena of Men's Ath­let­ics; and (left)

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