Artist statement: How does one define the essence of oneself and of everything else? How does one find meaning? What makes something different from something else? What makes one part of a whole? How does a whole make more than a sum of its parts? How does a picture say more than a thousand words? How does a picture say anything without a voice? What is beyond words? What is the defining line? How do you trace it? How do you tread it? How do we see it? With light. With awareness. Through a frame of mind and a state of mind. By improving acuity and curiosity. By choice. ----------------------- Maribel A. B. Mañibo is a young, artistic and journalistic freelance photographer with a love for all modes of creative expression. A Filipina born and raised in Nigeria and California, her images and art are influenced by diverse perspectives and philosophies, with prints disseminated in 13 countries. They demonstrate her desire to record, express, and be mindful of life—its diversity, profundity, its simplicity, its essence, its quiet magnificence. Click here to inquire about commissioned work, including event coverage and portraiture.