Pinay OFW-turned-photographer among BBC’s 100 inspirational women

MANILA, Philippines – A former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Hong Kong who is internationally-recognized for her breathtaking black-and-white street photography was included in this year’s BBC 100 inspirational women.

Xyza Bacani was included in BBC’s list along with other women from other parts of the globe like Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank and Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek, as well as 30 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 and inspiring women over the age of 80.

Bacani shares her story to the British media outlet through her collection of amazing snap shots in black-and-white.

“I come from a village in the far north of the Philippines. This photo of a fisherman’s family playing on the beach reminds me of my own family before we were fractured by migration. We were poor but we were whole,” Bacani said of one of her photographs showing a fisherman by the sea.

Bacani, a former domestic service worker in Hong Kong, won the 2015 Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship which took her to New York University for her photos depicting ‘modern slavery’ showing abused fellow OFWs. (Click here to continue)

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