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Hannah Reyes Morales is a Filipina photographer and National Geographic Explorer whose work documents tenderness amidst adversity. Her photography, both visceral and intimate, takes a look at how resilience is embodied in daily life. Based in Manila, Reyes Morales’ work explores the universal themes of diaspora, survival, and the bonds that tie us together.
Publications include: The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Geographic, Al Jazeera, The Southeast Asia Globe, Newsweek Japan, CNN Philippines, and The Atlantic.

Hannah is currently working on longer term projects, focused on safe-space making and care giving. She is available for assignments globally.


2020 ICP Infinity Award for Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism

2019 Tim Hetherington Visionary Award

2019 National Geographic Grantee

2019 Joop Swart Masterclass Participant

2019 Royal Photographic Society Margaret Harker medal for 100 Photographic Heroines

2018 British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch

2018 PDN's 30

2018 IWMF Reporting Fellow

2018 6x6 Program, World Press Photo

2017 Chris Hondros Memorial Award (@ Eddie Adams)

2017 National Geographic Explorer Leadership and Development Program

2016 The GroundTruth Project Climate Change Reporting Fellow

2016 SOPA Award for Excellence in Digital Reporting, for Reporting on Human Trafficking at Sea, The Outlaw Ocean New York Times


Nat Geo Image Collection
Sara Papademetriou | Sara.Papademetriou@natgeo.com



MAPS Images
Laetitia Ganaye | ganaye@mapsimages.com