Filipino Street Photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani Takes Over Emaho Instagram Handle

Filipino Street and Documentary photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani has been living and working in Hong Kong for over 10 years as a domestic worker when she was discovered through social media by US-based photo journalist Rick Rocamora, who has been her mentor ever since. Her incredible photos featuring dramatic composition, contrasts and light have been featured and shown in various media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, South China Morning Post and were on exhibit at Christine Park Gallery UK, Bronx Documentary Centre New York, The Arrow Factory in Beijing, and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre to name a few. A Magnum Foundation Fellow since 2015, she has won several accolades and recognition for her work about human trafficking giving a voice to the marginalized migrant workers who are often abused and neglected. She is able to support herself through commissioned projects as well as through print sales, some of which hang in offices and galleries.

Hong Kong –  Xyza Cruz Bacani is a Filipina Street and Documentary Photographer who has been featured in New York Times Lens Blog, CNN and Various Media Publication. Working as a Domestic Worker in Hong Kong as her day job, she aspires to be a photojournalist and documents the life of her fellow workers who are abused in Hong Kong. She covered Occupy Hong Kong, shoot street photography for her soul and she has been awarded as one of the Magnum Fellows for the 2015 MAGNUM FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP for Human Rights in New York. Follow Emaho Magazine Handle

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