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Hannah Reyes Morales is a Filipina photographer and National Geographic explorer who focuses on bringing historical memory and current events home, by looking at how they shape daily life. She was commissioned as the Nobel Peace Prize photographer in 2021.

Her long term project Living Lullabies explores the role of lullabies in creating safer spaces for children and caregivers in challenging environments globally. Blending photography, audio, animation and performance from collaborators, the project illuminates critical issues facing women and children through the storytelling of families’ nighttime rituals.

As a working photojournalist, she has been published in The New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, The Atlantic, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Le Monde, and The Washington Post, among others.

The World Economic Forum named her a cultural leader in their ASEAN forum. She is the recipient of the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award and the ICP Infinity Award for Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism. 

Based in Manila, Hannah is currently focusing on longer term projects. She is a co-founder of Emerging Islands, an artist run residency program in the Philippines.  She is a National Geographic explorer.

2022 Nobel Peace Prize Photography Commission

2021 POY Asia, First Place, Cultural Practices, Living Lullabies

2021 Pictures of the Year International Online Storytelling Daily Life and News Reporting, Finalist, Living Lullabies

2021 SOPA Award for Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues, Washington Post - Abuse in Catholic Church

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


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