Hannah Reyes Morales
Based in Manila
Hannah is a Filipina photojournalist whose work focuses on individuals mired in complex situations created by inequality, poverty, and impunity. This includes photographing human trafficking at sea for The New York Times, reporting on war crimes against Cambodian women for Al Jazeera America, and documenting changing indigenous cultures in the Philippines for a grant from National Geographic.
Recently, through a grant from the GroundTruth Project, she documented the lives of displaced Filipina women who wound up in the sex trade after frequent typhoons. Her personal projects also follow a similar vein, and her ongoing work documents the intimate and complex lives of the domestic workers employed by her family members in the Philippines.More
Her work has been published in print and online in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time (online), National Geographic (online), The Guardian and Lonely Planet, and has been exhibited in Manila, Telluride, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Nanning, Suwon, and Chiang Mai. She is represented by National Geographic Creative, and is currently a GroundTruth Climate Change Fellow.
She is a recipient of a SOPA award for excellence in digital reporting for her work in the Outlaw Ocean series for The New York Times. Hannah is is currently based in Manila after living in Phnom Penh.
She travels frequently around South East Asia.Less
They call themselves the Malaya Lolas. Grandmothers of Freedom. They found each other after decades of silence. Once they gathered, the stories began to flow. Almost 75 years ago, their town called Mapanique, north of Manila, was pillaged by Japanese soldiers. The men were tortured, some were castrated, and then killed. The women and girls,…More
In the Philippine archipelago life is deeply interdependent: the survival of all is inextricably intertwined not just with the sea, but also with the deepening climate change crisis. Philippine fisherfolk…More
Throughout history, beauty has played an integral role across human societies. Today, what Darwin once phrased ‘the taste for the beautiful’ remains ubiquitous in our lives. I came into this…More
Rodrigo Duterte's Bloody War on Drugs Across the Philippines, dead bodies have turned up in communities—men with heads wrapped in packaging tape, blood covered bodies discovered inside shanty homes and…More