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Hi, I am Stan Cabigas, a Filipino freelancer and currently helping businesses with email copywriting.

I’m also a photographer and writer based in Cebu and can travel around the country or region. My ethnicity is a mixture of Filipino, Chinese and a minority, the Subanen tribe of Western Mindanao. I call Cebu as my permanent home, studied in Manila, worked in the cities of Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Makati, the Philippines. I was a telecoms engineer for nine years and in 2006 pursued my interest in Photography.

My work has been exhibited in major cities in Asia and Europe as well as attended local and international photography workshops. I have been the principal photographer working on several coffeetable books. I have contributed for both online and print publications and have taught Photography via workshops and in an academic setting. I also have been a travel columnist under, Langyaw Travel, for Manila Bulletin’s Going Places magazine from 2017-2019. I have also been featured in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Cebu Pacific Air’s inflight magazine, Smile and thrice in GMA TV including their Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho program.


  • Diploma in Photojournalism, 2008-2009 (Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, Ateneo de Manila University)

Selected Works


  • Illuminated Isles: Empowering the Philippine Countryside through Rural Electrification, December 2015 (contributing writer and photographer)
  • Pagsulay: Bohol Churches Before and After the 2013 Earthquake, September 2014 (principal photographer)
  • Balaanong Bahandi: Sacred Treasures of the Archdiocese of Cebu, November 2009 (principal photographer)
  • Philippine Church Façades, 2007 (principal photographer)

Photo Exhibits

  • Donggang International Photo Festival, 15 July – 25 September 2016 (Yeongwol-gun, South Korea)
  • Photoquai 2013, 17 September – 17 November 2013, (Paris, France)
  • Nothing to Declare International Contemporary Art Exhbition, 18 October-12 November 2011 (Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila)
  • Noorderlicht International Photography Festival 2011, 11 September-9 October 2011 (Groningen, the Netherlands)
  • International Orange Photo Festival, 22-26 October 2010 (Changsha, China)
  • Mois de la foto, 27 October 2010 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), nightly projection
  • Asian News in Pictures, October – November 2010 (Metro Manila, Philippines)
  • Mapping Invisible Cities, 2008 – 2009 (Six major Southeast Asian cities and Hamburg, Germany)
  • Chobi Mela V International Festival of Photography, January-February 2009 (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • Surfacing: A Photo Project on the Lives of Families of Desaparecidos, 2007-08 (around Metro Manila)
  • Angkor Photofestival, 2006 (Siem Reap, Cambodia), Projections

Selected Publications

  • International: Geo (Germany), Artlink (Australia), The Sunday Times London, Silkwinds (Singapore), Regards (France), CNN Travel, Telegraph.Co.Uk, Repubblica.It, Liberation.Fr
  • Philippines: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Cebu Daily News, Newsbreak, Front Runner, Space, Navigator, BluPrint, High Life, Enterprise, Frontline, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, PCIJ iReport, Mabuhay, Smile, Inflight, D+C, Going Places

Photography Teaching experience

  • De La Salle University (Manila)
  • Filipinas Heritage Library (Makati City)
  • UP Film Institute (Quezon City)