GAUTING INTERNATIONAL PHOTO WEEK: The slideshow in Gauting Town Hall shows 40 portrait photographs by Donell Gumiran, some of them award-winning. The slideshow can be seen in the town hall until the end of the main exhibition. Donell Gumiran is Designer & Senior Art Director in Dubai. He sees himself as a picture maker who captures and tells a story in his photo. The Filipino artist sees his photographs as a symbiosis, which is influenced both by his training as a designer and by his work as a design director in a creative agency. He is known for his atmospheric portraits and travel photographs, in which he captures the living conditions and emotions of everyday life. He is an author and photographer for Asian Geographic Magazine and has received numerous international awards:
Tokyo Photo Award, Japan - Gold 2019
International Photography (IPA) Awards Los Angeles, USA - 2018
The Independent Photo Travel Award, Berlin, Germany - 2018
International Photography Contest Awards, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 2017
Portrait Photographer often the Year, Singapore - 2017
Photographer of the Year of the Filipino Times, United Arab Emirates - 2017
Winner of the Life Framer World Travelers Competition, USA - 2019
Curtin Dubai's Photographer of the Year, Urban Art Festival - 2018
Spider Award, Photographer of the Year, USA - 2019
TIFA Tokyo Photo Award, Japan - 2019
Best Cover 2019 Asian Geographic Magazine, Singapore - 2019
Donell Gumiran organizes portrait workshops for the Nikon School Middle East. His works have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo and Rome. In his home country, he was selected by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippine President to receive the coveted Ani ng Dangal Award 2018 & 2019.
Gauting is a municipality in the district of Starnberg, in Bavaria, Germany with a population of approximately 20,000. It is situated on the river Würm, 17 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Munich and is a part of the Munich metropolitan area.