Mario Cardenas, Imaginative Mind Beyond Compare
Competitions strengthen one’s photography muscles and just by joining, Mario Cardenas learned a great deal about photography.
He bagged numerous awards now exceeding 70. The number is increasing. He is truly grateful for the abundance of blessings he received. In 2013, he baggedTop of Form two major awards – 2nd place winner for Tourism Fundamental Theme and 3rd place winner for Marine Environment Theme – for Shots from Al Gharbia Photography Competition. His photo entries numbering about 8 had been included in the exhibition held last June 5-8, 2013 at Madinat Zayed Hall and the same had been published in Al Gharbia Book 2013.
He took the IDocumentary Awards and Performance Award for UNESCO and CFPA-Humanity Photo Awards 2013 in China, Gold Award and four Silver Awards for Photograph of the Year 2013 in Australia, three Bronze Awards for EPSON Pano Awards 2013 in Australia, and two Gold Awards for Trierenberg Super Circuit in Austria. He was 1st place winner for Sheikh Zayed Humanitarian Photography Competition.
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THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique. While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.