Hannah Reyes Morales, born and raised in Manila, is curious about the stories people tell themselves in the midst of adversity. She has photographed human trafficking at sea for the New York Times, reported on forced marriages in Cambodia for Al Jazeera America, and documented changing indigenous cultures in the Philippines for a grant from National Geographic. 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. She is a member of MAPS, the recipient of a SOPA award for excellence in digital reporting, the recipient of the Chris Hondros Memorial Award, and was selected for the World Press Photo Foundations’s 6x6 Global Talent Program. She is based in Manila. (Photo shot in Angeles City, Philippines, 2016.)


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