Jonathan S. Avila took up basic photography in 1988. He then spent the next two and a half years apprenticing under his photography teacher.
He began teaching basic photography in 1994.
Jo Avila Photography was set up as a formal business in 1997.
Jonathan S. Avila has held teaching positions in Ateneo de Manila Universtiy, Xavier High School, St. Paul Manila and Assumption College San Lorenzo
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