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NINFA Z. BITO is a freelance photographer based in the Philippines. She was self-taught in photography and eventually took on formal training in Paris where she met and assisted Georges Fevre, a former director at Paris’s Pictorial Lab (PICTO), and personal printer for Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and Josef Koudelka. After Paris she apprenticed with a commercial photographer and a former Academy of Arts instructor in San Francisco in studio and location photography. She also attended the Santa Fe Workshops with Chuck O’Rear, a National Geographic photographer.
In commercial photography she has extensive experience shooting interiors, food, products, portraits, fashion, editorials/lifestyle. Her work has been published in local and international publications such as:
Philippines: Colors Philippines Travel Guide, Metro Magazine, Chalk, YStar, Preview, Mega, Philippine Tatler, Working Mom, BluPrint, MyHome, Newsbreak
International: Far Eastern Economic Review, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune.
Ninfa also spent several years as a photojournalist shooting disaster relief/humanitarian, environmental, health and social issues. In July 2005, she was one of four photojournalists awarded a grant by the Panos/Stop TB Media Fellowships to document tuberculosis in the Philippines.
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