159 - Hannah Reyes Morales


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Hannah Reyes Morales is a Filipina photographer and National Geographic Explorer Based in Manila whose work documents tenderness amidst adversity. Her photography, both visceral and intimate, takes a look at how resilience is embodied in daily life. Hannah’s 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, Newsweek Japan and The Atlantic. Hannah is currently working on longer term projects, focused on safe-space making and care giving.

On episode 159, Hannah discusses, among other things:

  • How her practice had to change in response to Covid
  • Her Living Lullubies project
  • Covering Rodrigo Duterte's so-called drug war in The Philipines
  • Growing up largely indoors in Manila
  • Discovering photography
  • Her relationship with National Geographic and how she got there
  • ‘Validating her own perspective’
  • Experiences of objectification, patriarchy, and sexism.
  • Her projects Roots From Ashes and Shelter From the Storm
  • Her focus on the notion of healing

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“Photography at its best is a bridge. It’s a way that we can connect to people, it’s an excuse to ask quesions, an excuse for a conversation.”

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