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LOOK: Xyza Cruz Bacani's Gripping Photographs

The Magnum fellow continues to document survivors of human trafficking, migrant workers, highlighting their unbroken spirit rather than their victimhood.
IMAGE Xyza Cruz Bacani
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"My mother still yells at me when I'm being stupid and stubborn. I do not think about it because it's bad for the ego. Ego kills creativity," says photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani.

Since getting her work noticed by the New York Times' Lens Blog, Bacani has earned a Magnum Fellowship, has had her work exhibited around the world, and has won a number of awards. Congress even passed a resolution, extending "WARMEST FELICITATIONS AND CONGRATULATIONS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO MS. XYZA CRUZ BACANI FOR ACCOMPLISHING GREAT FEATS IN PHOTOGRAPHY”.

Read her ESQ&A in this month's issue of Esquire Philippines.


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"It's not about my story anymore, it's about the people I photograph."


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"I want to keep telling stories specially stories of the invisible people."


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