Talk: Hannah Reyes Morales (online)

From Shelter from the Storm, 2016 © Hannah Reyes Morales

Talk: Hannah Reyes Morales (online)


This event is part of our Past Programme

Hear photojournalist and documentary maker Hannah Reyes Morales in this virtual discussion 

Hannah Reyes Morales is a storyteller. Born and raised in Manila, as a child she looked to images to learn about the past. Today she uses the photograph to understand the present and the people in it. Her work, which often shows individuals in conditions beset by poverty, is a practice of tenderness as Reyes Morales also seeks to reveal the care and dignity that exists amidst violent social injustice and extreme structural inequality.

In this online talk, Hannah Reyes Morales will discuss her entry into photography, her relationship to the camera as a colonial tool and and the role of the photographer as artefact. The conversation will be chaired by artist and writer Nicola Sebastian. 

Details on how to access the talk will be confirmed upon registration. 

Watch the event from Wednesday 24 June 2020, 18.30 BST

Talk: Hannah Reyes Morales


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 TimesNational GeographicAl JazeeraThe Southeast Asia GlobeNewsweek JapanCNN Philippines and The Atlantic.

Nicola Sebastian is a writer, researcher and surfer from the Philippines. She was born and raised between Hong Kong and Manila, and is finishing her MFA in fiction at Columbia University, New York, where she was the managing editor of the Columbia Journal and taught creative writing to undergraduates. Nicola is also a National Geographic Explorer, receiving a grant to write about the relationship between Philippine marine biodiversity and the coastal communities that depend on it. Her writing has been published in the Bellingham Review, is forthcoming in Hippocampus Magazine, and two of her essays were finalists in the 2019 New Millennium Writing Awards. Currently, she is working on an ecological memoir about one of the biggest typhoons in history, Haiyan, exploring the geographical, historical and imaginative relations that are collectively known as the Philippine archipelago. 

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