Jopie Sanchez is a creator that uses various mediums to express her insights and stories. A hairstylist and makeup artist by profession, she is currently working on her writing career – mostly through poetry, and translating and subtitling for movies and television. She is also the co-owner of Nawa Philippines, a brand that supports the Lake Sebu School of Living Tradition through selling handmade brass accessories by their local Tboli community.
Given her love for words, she uses photography to explore visual narratives captured in still frames for a wholistic approach to storytelling. She is partial to film photography; which she considers personal therapy and an active exercise that effectively hones intuition and mindfulness.
Her work was included in the Proto/Para: Rethinking Curatorial Work exhibit at the UP Vargas Museum last February to April 2021 alongside other artists in the Eternal Frame Collective. Their work on display was entitled “A Shot of Impulse” which was accompanied by an online counterpart called “Close from Afar” on the group’s Instagram page @EternalFrameCo.