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Xyza Cruz Bacani is a Filipina street and documentary photographer. Her work has been featured in The New York Times’ Lens blog, CNN, and various international media publications. She was selected as a Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellow in 2015, is one of the BBC’s 100 Women 2015, and is a Fujifilm Ambassador.

Before becoming a photographer, Cruz Bacani worked as a foreign domestic worker in Hong Kong for almost a decade. She bought her first camera with money borrowed from her employer at the time.

Recently, she had her first solo show in her home country, “Humans of Makati.”

Last Updated: February 11, 2016