Mission Statement

To create images that challenge people to see society in a different way and inspire the viewer to change it for the better or be aware.

Capturing realities of life—one shot at a time.

"Melancholy men, of all others, are the most witty." (Aristotle)

Faithful adherent to James Nachtwey's credo--

"...everyone cannot be there, and that is why photographers go there - to show them, to reach out and grab them and make them stop what they are doing and pay attention to what is going on - to create pictures powerful enough to overcome the diluting effects of the mass media and shake people out of their indifference - to protest and by the strength of that protest to make others protest.

I attempt to become as totally responsible to the subject as I possibly can. The act of being an outsider aiming a camera can be a violation of humanity. The only way I can justify my role is to have respect for the other person's predicament. The extend to which I do that is the extent to which I become accepted by the other, and to that extent I can accept myself." (Why photograph war?, 2001)

Life's cause and effect, this is it--

"What, then, is that about which we ought to employ our serious pains? This one thing, thoughts just, and acts social, and words which never lie, and a disposition which gladly accepts all that happens, as necessary, as usual, as flowing from a principle and source of the same kind." (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, AD 121-180)

"Seize the moment and it will echo forever" (Stone Cold Steve Austin, 2001)

On friendship, beer and the occasional mishaps--

"True company is rare and must be kept raw with drink, distance, a few fangs, and scandals" (Ricardo De Ungria)

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    Common Gavel says:

    "Basta't Mendoza talaga..........."

    April 29th, 2008

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    miketililing says:

    "Apir!"

    March 30th, 2008

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    jdl_deleon says:

    "Sir thank's for the add..I am OFW here in Bahrain. Gusto ko talaga ang mga kuha ng mga photo journalist..I hope to see more photo from you. Lalo na kung ano nang yayari dyan sa atin."

    March 2nd, 2008

Name:
Duane Mendoza
Joined:
March 2007
Hometown:
Meycauayan, Bulacan
Currently:
Marilao, Bulacan, Philippines
I am:
Male and Taken
Occupation:
NGO worker
Website:
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