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7 Filipina Photographers Who've Caught Our Eye

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Shaira Luna

A self-taught photographer and former Promil whiz kid who dropped out of college to pursue her passion, Shaira first honed her craft covering concerts and events before finding a home in fashion photography. Her work has been featured in international publications such as Interview and Cake. She also has quite a few Philippine magazine covers under her belt, too.

The warmest day of the week ????

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Carmen Del Prado

As a visual storyteller, Carmen uses both moving and still images to great effect. She’s lent her talents to a wide range of prestigious film shoots for brands such as Jewelmer, Rustan’s, and SM, as well as pursued passion projects photographing people and nature.


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Lyka Gonzales

Skilled in video and photo documentary storytelling, Lyka has produced a number of travel videos for Grid Magazine which capture the Philippines’ natural beauty and people. She’s also received recognition as a filmmaker for her undergrad thesis film Agos: the Manila Dream which was featured at Cannes’ Court Métrage, showcasing young talent, and won best picture at the Loyola Film Festival.

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Jo Ann Bitagcol

The highly sought-after runway model and style icon has seamlessly transitioned into a career as a photographer. Initially a muse to the country’s top designers, Jo Ann apprenticed with fashion photographer Lilen Uy, learned the business from the ground up, and now works with celebrities and prestigious corporate clients.

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Hannah Reyes Morales

As a photojournalist for National Geographic, Hannah's work shines a light on serious issues which deserve more mainstream media coverage. Her projects include photographing Filipino women forced into prostitution after natural disasters and forced marriage in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime.

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Sara Black

One of the country’s top fashion and beauty photographers, Sara works with leading magazines and advertisers and has shot a number of celebrities, both for campaigns and magazine covers. Her passion projects are the two photography books she has published so far. In them she captures the beauty of real women and portrays the unique bond between pairs of people.

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Happy to go to work today! ????????‍?????????????? Have a great Sunday everyone ????

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Fruhlein Econar

Fruhlein, a freelance photographer and a travel writer for Grid Magazine, seeks to capture interesting places, people and events, whether that means documenting youth protests in Hong Kong or exploring the BBQ restaurants in Kansas City.

I swear this is candid. ???? by @lykagonzalez

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