Portrait Photography by Donell Gumiran

Donell Gumiran sees himself as an image-maker who captures and tells a story. A Filipino lensman sees his photography as a passion, not as a profession. He is currently working as a design director in a creative agency in Dubai.

Donell is known for his evocative portraits and travel photography. His favorite subjects are human conditions in everyday life and ancient traditions.

He has received numerous awards for his work including the International Photography Awards – 1st Prize Winner in the documentary category 2018. Gold in Le Prix De La Photography De Paris 2019, Gold in Japan Photo Award 2019, 1st Place Winner The Independent Photo Travel Award 2018 Germany. He won the 2017 Grand Prize Winner of the Travel Photographer Society International Photography in Malaysia. He was awarded  „Portrait Photographer of the Year 2017“ & cover for Asian Geographic Magazine Singapore. Back home, he has received by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts under the office of the President of the Philippines to receive the coveted „Ani ng Dangal Award 2018 & 2019.“

“I love taking pictures of people, places, and cultures – mostly capturing images of love, pain, poverty, and wealth with human drama. I always want a normal object to turn into a masterpiece through my eyes.”

Journalism and running an online magazine costs money. Our online magazine is free of advertisements – we finance our costs exclusively from donations. If you like this contribution you can support our cultural work here: Love art – take part!

Michael Nguyen

Editor-in-chief TAGREE