Dennis Rito Photography Born in 1972 in Oas, Albay, Philippines. Lives in Manila, Philippines.
Project DescriptionMobile phones are impacting societies around the world. In the Philippines, text messaging is considered to be the most exploited service due to its affordability, convenience and immediacy. According to industry estimates, 2 billion text messages were sent everyday from the 60 percent of the population of 90 million who uses mobile phones. This has led to the popular notion of the Philippines as the “texting capital of the world”
I am interested on how mobile technology affects society and the individual. Face-to-face conversation has now been replaced by virtual means thus texting has made it possible to create unconventional relationships. Texting also allows its users to create a seemingly private world capable of expressing real and virtual emotions.
Through my photographs I am attempting to explore the texter’s virtual world and invite the viewers to reflect upon what these expressions reveal about their relationship with the intended recipient.
Exhibitions (Excerpt)2009, Freelens Gallerie, Mapping Invisible Cities, Hamburg, Germany
2009, The Peak Galeria, Kagyat: A Photo Exhibit, Hongkong
2009, Annexe Galleries, Mapping Invisible Cities, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008, GoetheHaus Gallery, Mapping Invisible Cities, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008, Goethe Singapore, Mapping Invisible Cities
2008, Shangri-la Plaza, Mapping Invisible Cities, Manila
2008, Silverlens Gallery, UrbanManila, Makati City
2008, mus-mus.org @ 60 Project
2008, Cordillera Coffee, Bin-i: Stories Behind Coffee, Baguio City
2007, Granos De Café, Reflections: A Painting & Photography Exhibit, Quezon City
2007, Bliss Café, Changing Places: Two man Photo Exhibit with Toni Cuesta, Baguio City