JOSE Antonio Nigro opens his seventh solo photography exhibit titled “We are Cebu” on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cuerpo de Guardia in Fort San Pedro. It will be open for public viewing from Nov. 23 to 30.

The Italian-Venezuelan photographer will showcase different aspects of Cebu society from his point of view. As he says it:
“These are in a series of low key lighting portraits which represent a visual essay of an intimate conversation between the subject and the photographer.”

He adds: “Being a foreigner in a country, learning from the culture, religion, society and diversity are the most rewarding experiences a person can have in life.”

“We Are Cebu” is Jose Antonio’s way to give back and express his gratitude to Cebu for being his home for over four years.

To him, Fort San Pedro is one of his favorite historical sites in the city—the perfect background to showcase his work linking history, heritage and culture to this very local theme.

Jose Antonio has always been interested in documentary photography, striving to capture an image’s beauty and significance during a precise and unique moment in time.

Exploring the human figure, his work integrates simplicity, strength, and feelings with varying aspects of human life. “We Are Cebu” comprises 24 subjects.

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The Cebu City Marriott Hotel celebrates 20 years of prosperous presence in Cebu with special significance this season.

On Nov. 16 at 6 p.m., it will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the lobby, presided by the general manager Patrick Carroll.

The action moves to the grand ballroom at 6:30 p.m. for the hotel’s Global Customers Appreciation Night. Director for sales and marketing Frances Alfafara tells us that it will evolve into a dancing party and that the chefs are preparing a great feasts.

Attire requested is cocktails dresses for the ladies, and business suits for the men.

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For tomorrow, Nov. 10, Ayala Land, Cebu Holdings and Taft Properties host a media briefing at 10 a.m. on their latest leisure development—Seagrove. That will be at the Ocean Pavilion of the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa.

Also tomorrow, 32 Sanson by Rockwell and Holicow Holistic Coalition present Himo will be opening at 10 a.m. and up to Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Glitterati is featured in Himo, and that means fine jewelry by Amanda Luym on exhibit Nov. 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The jewelry comes in glamorous designs using authentic colorful gems, some of them in 18-karat yellow gold, Amanda makes for her own best model, as does her beautiful mother Annabelle.

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Tomorrow as well, and as announced earlier, Laurent Boisdron, general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, at 6 p.m. hosts “Starry Nights at the Blu” to welcome the holidays with all that is merry and bright, the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, at the lobby.

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