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Hannah Reyes Morales is a Filipina photographer whose work takes a close look at how 'normal' lives are lived in the face of hardship. She is curious about the stories people tell themselves in the midst of adversity. This includes photographing human trafficking at sea for The New York Times, reporting on forced marriages in Cambodia 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 work has been published in print and online in The New York Times, 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 member of MAPS Images.
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 between Phnom Penh and Manila, and travels frequently around South East Asia.