Bernice Beltran is a photographer, a graphic designer and a co-founder of b_setting.ph.
After completing her degree in Visual Communication in University of the Philippines, Diliman, Bernice worked as a full time graphic designer for five years with different companies. She specialised in visual identity and storytelling.
In 2014, she began to work as a freelance graphic designer. This set up allowed her to make time to explore another medium: photography.
In the same year, she received an honourable mention in ASEAN-Korea’s Multimedia Competition for a photo story she submitted about Whang-Od. Her photos were exhibited in different cities across South Korea.
Bernice’s photographs tackle women and gender-based issues. In 2019, Bernice received a gender-sensitivity for photojournalists training and a travel grant to cover issues affecting women in the Philippines. The project is a collaboration between Oxfam in Philippines and Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines’ (PCP) for women’s month.