Cover of The Philippines Rediscovered II by Stuart Naval Dee. (Photo courtesy of the author)
Updated: May 2, 2018, 6:26 PM
April 26, 2018
For immediate release
PCG Vancouver set to launch “The Philippines Rediscovered II”
The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Vancouver is proud to announce the launch of acclaimed Canadian-Filipino travel photographer and writer Stuart Dee’s coffee table book, The Philippines Rediscovered II.
The event, set at 5:30 to 7 p.m., on May 4, at PCG Vancouver, will be an opportune time for all to pay homage to the country’s beauty.
The sequel is a complete revision of the renowned, The Philippines Rediscovered, which won the Best Book on the Philippines Award given by the Philippine Department of Tourism.
The photographer, who was born in the Philippines, and immigrated to Canada with his family as a child, returned 16 times over a span of a dozen years to create this more comprehensive and updated volume.
He made dozens of trips throughout the archipelago, travelling to additional islands and provinces, from the southernmost island of Tawi-Tawi to the northernmost province of Batanes.
The book is not a typical tourist-oriented material, nor a ‘day in the life’ photojournalistic record. The photographer wanted to create a more personal, intimate, artistic portrait of the country by capturing the stunning beauty of the landscape and the quiet, simple beauty of everyday life. It is not a documentary but a nostalgic remembrance and celebration of the Philippines.
No other photographer can offer the same perspective. He alone has the combination of a native’s natural affinity for the people, the country and its culture, and—because of his long absence—a “foreigner’s” fascination and curiosity.
Together with his sense of color and form, the body of images is truly unique—a personal impression. Through his fresh vision, foreigners and Filipinos alike ‘rediscover’ the Philippines.
Thanks to the following sponsors for their support: ASA Foundation Philippines, NutriAsia, Del Monte Philippines, Deecorp, Plantation Bay, and hundreds of individuals who made this book possible.
About Stuart Dee
Stuart Dee studied painting and photography and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of British Columbia. When the fumes from the oil paints affected his health and the canvases no longer fit under his bed, he had to abandon painting and concentrate on photography.
He has tried his best to get lost in four dozen countries throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and has broken five bones chasing the light. His work has been published worldwide and his last book project was the award-winning coffee table book “The Philippines Rediscovered.”
Recent destinations include Manila, Boracay, Mindanao, Palawan, Fiji, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hong Kong Macao, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Riviera Maya, Rio de Janeiro, Udon Thani, Vientiane and Luang Prabang.
His work is represented worldwide by Getty Images. His Fine Art work is represented in private and corporate collections. He also lectures and teaches workshops on vision, color and travel photography, and writes travel articles.