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Photos by @nelly_ating | sharing the projects that my mentees worked on during my time in Lagos. @nelly_ating is exploring weddings and marriages in the context of the Nigerian diaspora. Her project takes a look at long distance love stories, incorporating her experience in wedding photography to approach this portion of her project, making portraits of the brides now keeping home as their husbands work abroad. Very excited to have worked with Nelly, and excited to see her complete this promising work. @aaf_lagos

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Lagos, brimming with colours. #getit?? #dadjokes #fascinators // Good morning! I'm giving an artist talk in Lagos today, from 1630 onwards at the African Artists Foundation. 'Passports' is the theme that resident artists are working on this year, and fittingly as I share work, I'm excited to have a conversation about the intersections we share as artists operating from spaces considered the global south... seeking free movement amidst unequal visa systems, fighting to have our perspectives heard, and keeping steady while navigating it all. See you! #onassignment photo @natgeo

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Feriel Moulai, getting ready to walk modest fashion week in Istanbul. Feriel, whose background is in biochemistry, is also one of the first hijabi women to walk Paris Fashion Week. I'm learning so much about women lately - about the many layers that make up our identities, and the endless ways we tell our stories and our histories. I had so many misconceptions that are being undone slowly, every woman I meet a powerful voice that allows me to understand my own too. On assignment @natgeo #istanbul #modestfashion #beauties

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Girls dance ballet in one of Rio's largest favelas. It's run by ballerina Tuany Nascimiento, who is from the community. Years ago, when Tuany couldn't afford the commute to classes, she would practice by herself. Soon, young girls started watching and asking her to teach them. From three girls, they grew to more than 50, dancing amidst challenges, sometimes cancelling sessions because of gun violence in the community. I witnessed their dancing, each movement a lesson in grace in every sense of the word. #onassignment @natgeo

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I live another year today 🦋 in freaking disbelief over everything that a life can be. Dancing to myself and my headphones are singing... . ✨ some mistakes are worth making, sometimes the time is worth wasting, some heartbreaks are worth braving ✨ Whether it's rain or shine, I know I'm fine for now 🌼

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blurry nights, lagos. @wavythecreator 🌙 #onassignment #outtakes #lagos

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Girls from Ipanema... Rest in peace, João Gilberto, thank you for keeping me company by the Rio sea. When I made this photo your music was playing. And when she passes, I smile but she doesn't see... #Rio #JoaoGilberto #Ipanema

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🦋 @natgeo asked photographers to share their favourite spots in America. Happy be included with this phone photo I took, of flutterbies in New Orleans, a city I had the joy of getting to know to the sound of jazz music. I'm an outsider to America - growing up it was this mythical black hole that took my friends and family when they joined the Filipino diaspora, and spewed out letters, and balikbayan boxes from time to time, filled with gifts they would send back (Bath and Body Works hand sanitizers, lots of them). Now it's a place I've gotten to know a little better in adulthood, revealing itself layer by layer. New Orleans was a haven for me in America, and I can't wait to go back. 🦋 Fun fact: The Philippines' first Independence Day was also the 4th of July, the day of our independence from America. We later on moved it to the 12th of June to celebrate our independence from Spain. Today the 4th of July is Filipino-American friendship day.

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Early morning, Kawah Ijen. #indonesia @sonyphinc #sonya7ii

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to sleep, perchance to dream

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Juvita catches a dragonfly before letting it go again. More than seven decades since she was assaulted, she's still hoping for justice. So much learning, listening, and loving. Making new work... #ourbodies #ourhome #JSM2019 @worldpressphoto

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Rashid, an internally displaced person from Marawi, is seen in the camp where he lives. 'I felt so free when I was home,' he said. 'Here it's not the same...a soldier here, a terrorist there. You can't walk freely.' . After the siege Rashid applied for a job in a factory in Manila. 'Are you the brother of a terrorist?' he was asked, during the interview. 'Are you going to make this place explode?' they taunted. Rashid kept quiet. 'It hurt me so much,' he says. 'But I knew I wasn't like that, and I showed them. That's all I could do to keep the name of Islam clean.' #marawi #mindanao #Philippines @maps.images

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Philippine Army embed in militant territory, Sultan Kudarat. Insurgents have aligned themselves with IS in this region, plagued by one of the oldest internal conflicts in the world. @maps.images #Philippines #Mindanao

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14-year-old Jamaica waits with me before I go home from the camp where she lives in Marawi, Philippines. 'I pray every day for the past to return,' she had told me earlier, talking about the time before the siege that destroyed her home. 'I can't describe how it is that I feel. It's like I am very angry, but in a sorrowful way.' It's been more than a year since the Philippine military cleared the city of Marawi of ISIS linked militants - but the city remains in ruin and over a hundred thousand people, like Jamaica, remain unable to go home. #Marawi for @lemondefr. #Philippines

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Trans beauty pageant queens, Cebu, Philippines ✨ some of the kindest spaces I've ever entered are spaces built by the LGBTQ community. In those spaces I feel accepted, I feel embraced, and I feel safe. We need to step up, keep up, and learn from those spaces - to build a world where they are afforded the same safety, freedom, and rights. Happy Pride 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍🌈

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Ulgii sunset ✨

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Dame Coco, before a drag performance. I am in awe when I get to observe the rituals of beauty, especially during a transformation. For Dame Coco, this transformation is not a safe one. In Penang, where she is from, it is not in accordance with Sharia law, and the environment is hostile. Not everyone can freely wear lipstick. And for some people, wearing lipstick is an act of courage and defiance. #drag #love @SonyPHinc #therestisdrag

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'Every time I perform in drag, I channel my frustration, my regrets, my happiness and my anger towards what I do,' Dame Coco writes. Being a queen - the act that allows Dame Coco complete freedom - is not in accordance with Sharia law in Penang, where she lives. So drag, when practiced, is done carefully and with great discretion. That night, I got to watch in this dim room, behind closed doors. #drag #queens #beauty #fromthearchive @sonyphinc

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Joanaly Laniohan, who has lived as a blind person for years, is seen after her cataract surgery. When her bandages were removed, her family, who she hasn't seen in a long time, embraced her. During the filming of a video about her cataract operation in Bacolod, Philippines for @seeintl, her family, the film crew, and organization surprised her by bringing her children to the hospital as she sees for the first time.  I learned the term 'avoidable blindness' while photographing BTS for this documentary. It was very emotional to join a medical mission in the Philippines where, in the course of a few days, I found myself in a hospital wing with hundreds of people who were seeing again for the first time. More than 50 million people have impaired vision from cataracts, and 99% of them live in developing countries, with little access to a simple procedure that allows them to see again. After her bandages were taken out, Joanaly approached me and knew that I was Hannah. She touched my face, and said 'I knew that was you.' We cried a lot that day. @wzrdmedia @sonyphinc #Philippines #blind

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Deafening silence. Marawi City.

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Ruins of a mosque, Marawi. Two years since ISIS-linked militants besieged the city, over 100,000 people still remain displaced in one of the most overlooked humanitarian crises in the region. #Marawi #2years #Philippines

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Maranao youth are seen playing volleyball just beside the camp where they live, which was built for internally displaced people from the Marawi siege. It has been more than a year since the Philippine military declared the Muslim-majority city of Marawi “liberated” from ISIS-linked militants, but the city remains a ghost town, and locals are becoming more and more frustrated with the lack of government support. More than 100,000 remain displaced. Marawi's youth, among the most vulnerable, are now faced with forming identity amidst trauma and conflict. @maps.images #Marawi #Philippines

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An evening in Hanoi's Train Street, sipping on egg coffee... I love trains, and I am so thrilled when one speeds past us. Afterwards I excitedly talk to the woman who made my drink, and she shrugs. This is just normal for her. The trains, if anything, are quite noisy. Now did I want another egg coffee? #Vietnam #coffeeeeeeee #annoyingtourist @sonyphinc #sonya7r3

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Some gardens never leave you... 🍃

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I've been having dreams about crocodiles lately... It's one of my new favourite animals (the moth is my favourite, but anyway). The crocodile, which pre colonial Philippines worshipped, were our guardians to the underworld, called to secure a smooth passage towards the next life. The Ayta believed that they caused earthquakes. Today, the freshwater crocodiles of the Philippines are critically endangered, and are among the most endangered species of crocodiles in the world. Photographed this crocodile tail when I visited @joey._.brown's field site a few months ago, up North. @insidenatgeo #Philippines #crocodiles #crocodiledreams

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'Everybody should be quiet near a little stream and listen.' Ruth Krauss, Open House for Butterflies. Loveliest day, photographing in @joey._.brown's crocodile field site in the Sierra Madre. Delighted as the young boys around me started playing with leaves and flowers, making a garden in the middle of the stream. Some days photography can be magical, healing. @insidenatgeo #Philippines #boyhood @sonyphinc #sonya9 #sel28f20

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Displaced schoolgirls, erasing time. Yesterday's lessons. I can't get over the holes on the walls and the blackboard. It's Valentine's day, and my heart hurts. I take a photo... . Marawi with @harold.thibault. For @LeMondeFr @maps.images #philippines #marawi #mindanao

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'It's like time has stopped for us - there's nothing to do here but pass time,' Noraima (center) tells me. I met the two of them in temporary housing, taking care of their neighbors' babies while those neighbors went out to look for ways to make money. Noraima's own child doesn't live with her - she entrusted her baby to a relative in another island. She doesn't think it's safe for her child to grow up here. For many of the people I spoke with, they have essentials packed away in bags. They're ready to go in case something bad happens again. It's been more than a year since the Philippine military cleared the city of Marawi of ISIS linked militants - but the city is still in ruin and over a hundred thousand remain unable to go home. For Noraima and Annah, this means their lives are on hold. Here they watch daytime television.

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'We always look for Marawi. We believe that the Marawi that will rise will be an even more beautiful Marawi, inshallah.' Ground zero, still in ruins. An eerie quiet fills the streets. Outtake from a feature story on @lemondefr, written by @harold.thibault. @maps.images

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'I wish more people knew that Islam, truly, is for peace,' Najmah tells me. One of the most illuminating conversations I had this year was with Aishah, Helyah, Najmah, and Amerah, women from Marawi. Aishah, Amerah, and Najmah were all in ground zero when the Marawi siege happened. For all of them, everything has changed since. 'You and I are the same,' Najmah continues. They pray every day for peace. 'We won't let Marawi happen again. Even as women, we will be the ones to block off anything like that from happening again.' They want to go back home. 'We always look for Marawi. We believe that the Marawi that will rise will be an even more beautiful Marawi, inshallah.' It's been more than a year since the battle of Marawi concluded, but many of those displaced still cannot go home. Duterte has recently remarked that he did not want to spend for Marawi's rebuilding. Story photographed for @LeMondeFR. @MAPS.images. Read the story (in French) by Harold Thibault - Link in my stories

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A dancer performs in last night's beautiful kina gecesi, or henna night, before a bride's wedding in Turkey. I love watching transformations of women of our time...seeing women embody the traditions and history of women before us, while affirming who we are today. One of the dancers, before signing her release form, brought up something that will stay with me. She said to make sure that the caption identifies her as a 'dancer,' and not 'kina dancer,' - her identity as a dancer spans more than tonight's dances, and flows in so many other forms. #onassignment @natgeo #turkey #dance #sonyalpha @sonyphinc #beauty

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Istanbul ✨ so lovely to be back, surrounded by beauty in so many forms... #onassignment for @natgeo #turkey #modesty #sisterhood @sonyphinc #sonyalpha #gogently

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I can't be a singular expression of myself, there's too many parts, too many spaces, too many manifestations, too many lines, too many curves, too many troubles, too many journeys, too many mountains, too many rivers, so many - Solange Serpent, flowers, woman... Paris. #onassignment for @natgeo. 💋 #paris #sonyphinc #sonyalpha #beauty

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And to feel that the light is a rabbit-light, In which everything is meant for you And nothing need be explained; . ✨ Wallace Stevens✨ April 2019. Growing pains. On assignment @natgeo. #America #missingpeople #going #sonyphinc

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Virgelio hugs his wife Joanaly in the hospital after her cataract surgery. It's the first time she will see again after many years. I learned the term 'avoidable blindness' while photographing for this documentary that was filmed in collaboration with @seeintl. It was very emotional to join a medical mission in the Philippines where, in the course of a few days, I found myself in a hospital wing with hundreds of people who were seeing again for the first time. More than 50 million people have impaired vision from cataracts, and 99% of them live in developing countries, with little access to a simple procedure that allows them to see again. I asked Joanaly what she was looking forward to the most, when she finally regains her vision. 'Running free,' she told me. #Philippines @seeintl @wzrdmedia @sonyphinc

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A Filipino soldier, camouflaged in green, during an operation conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines targeting local militants in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao. Insurgents have aligned themselves with ISIS in this region, plagued by one of the oldest internal conflicts in the world. #Philippines #Mindanao @maps.images

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A hunter, an eagle, and a Prius in the steppe. Mongolia, late last year. #Mongolia #Prius #SonyA9 #latergram

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By the sea in Thailand, watching the light shift with @sdyperez. #thailand #sea #sonya7riii

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Ocean chickens, fishermen and their sons playing, a clearing with a view of a teal grey sea. Something about all of that makes me feel so connected to these islands.... @nicolaseabass fearlessly takes on the gigantic questions that I wrestle with a lot. What does it mean for us as Filipinos to be citizens (and therefore stewards) of an archipelago that is central to conservation of marine life? What does it mean for the millions whose lives have depended on this body of water for centuries? My lovely Nicola has taken over the @natgeoasia instagram the past week, telling us tiny stories about a gigantic sea and its people. @insidenatgeo #Philippines @sonyphinc @sonyalpha #coraltriangle

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Island girl. In case you missed it, the wonderful @nicolaseabass took over the @natgeoasia instagram the past week, with stories from her @insidenatgeo grant, profiling the people and creatures that make up the Verde Island Passage. It's an important passage within the Philippines, a global center of marine biodiversity. It is important to science, but also it is important to the thousands of people who call the passage home, who survive off its resources. I was lucky enough to have taken some of the images, along with @carmendelprado and @franciscoguerrero. Head on over to the @natgeoasia instagram to find out more about the #Citizensofthepassage #Philippines #everydayphilippines Shot with Sony a9. @sonyphinc

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Hello from Manila. Spent the first hours back, jetlagged and lined up at the DFA... Manila, stubborn Manila, making herself known, throwing a light tantrum at me. Paris was good, love, but you will always be my homegirl. #Manila. #EverydayPhilippines @SonyPHinc #SonyA7R3

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Happy 100 Million @natgeo 🌻 A field of yellow sunflowers to celebrate this wonderful milestone. As a thanks, @natgeo is having a photo contest for the next 24 hours only. To submit, post your most Nat Geo inspired photo on your feed using the hashtag #NatGeo100Contest. The top 10 photos will be posted on @natgeo and the winner gets a photo trip to Tanzania. Check out the @natgeo Instagram for more. Good luck! And I hope a Filipino makes it to the top 10 ;)

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I am in the wilderness, you are in the music... #marriage

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In the ruins of Marawi, time feels like it's standing still. In the wake of a siege between ISIS linked militants and the military, over a hundred thousand people still cannot go home. More than a year later, the rebuilding (or lack thereof) is plagued by disorder, creating one of the region's largest and most overlooked humanitarian crises. Read the story, by @shibani and @reginecabato in the @washingtonpost. #marawi #philippines

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The ruins of Marawi's Grand Mosque at sunset more than a year after it was besieged by ISIS linked militants. The Islamist forces that held Marawi had many foreign fighters among them — some from nearby countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, and others from Yemen and Pakistan. The militants were able to persuade members of other disparate insurgent groups to rally around the ideology of the Islamic State. They have been driven from Marawi. But now the recovery is plagued by disorder and false starts, creating one of the region’s largest and most overlooked humanitarian crises. Read the story by @shibani and @reginecabato on the @washingtonpost.

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Little girl in a makeshift classroom inside an IDP camp... It has been more than a year since the Philippine military declared the Muslim-majority city of Marawi “liberated” from ISIS-linked militants. But the ravaged city is still waiting for billions in promised infrastructure and aid to arrive. Over a hundred thousand people remain displaced, and analysts say that militants are returning to the area, preying on growing frustration with the government in maintaining stability. Read the story by @reginecabato and @shibani on today's @washingtonpost. Link in my stories.

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The ruins of Marawi, from the building of a rooftop. The city was taken by Islamist militants in 2017. Today it's an eerie ghost town, and the structures have been overtaken by weeds and wildflowers, filling the place with a silence I have never heard before. More than a hundred thousand people are still displaced. Read the story by @shibani Mahtani and @reginecabato on the @washingtonpost. Thank you so much to @olivierclaurent. Link in my stories shortly. @maps.images #marawi #philippines

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Sweet little moment between two young falconers at sunset just outside their family home in Bayan Olgii, Mongolia. 🦅 Hunting with eagles connects these children to the wild, and in the process it connects them with each other. #rewilding #family #love

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Sailors take a selfie aboard the vessel they man. At sea for weeks, sometimes months at a time without seeing land, seafarers become like brothers keeping a ship afloat. Seafarers are explorers in their own right - I loved sitting with them and hearing tales...of seeing snow in the Arctic, sunsets in the Caribbean, the night sky in the Middle East. In between assignments are homecomings to the Philippines - with stories and souvenirs, and the urgency to be with loved ones until they set sail once more. More than a quarter of the world's mariners are Filipino. This photo is an outtake from my @natgeo assignment on the Filipino diaspora. (Photo two is a silly little on-assignment-photo of me) #philippines #FilipinoDiaspora

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In the Manila City Jail I look closely at the tattoos. This man's back strikes me. I wonder about every name, every story and mean to ask, but I'm being told to move - they had to inspect each man for contraband and weapons. I move. I mean to find the man again but within minutes he's disappeared...lost in a swarm of bodies, of flesh tattooed with stories of brotherhood, romance, faith, defiance. For @nytimes, from a story by @aurora_alm on the world's most crowded prison system in the world - the Philippines. #Philippines #tattoos #crowding