Next Generation Award:Photo Story

2nd Prize


Kierwin de Leon-Mondina



These are photos of Genaro Macasieb III. He passed away last June 2016. He was my love and my light. We were two boys in love, with photography and with each other. My future was invested in him and now that he is gone, I offer every photo I take, to him. I always remember him in everything I will see and appreciate through the lenses of my eyes and camera. All of these, I have done in love, because of him. It is my utmost pleasure to share this very intimate photo of the love of my life. He would have been so proud of us, placing in this competition. I hope our story can be heard and will resonate even further, especially with kids who feel like they are different.