Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong wins prestigious photography scholarship

Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong gets photography scholarship

Asia One: 

A Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong who takes breathtaking street photography has been awarded the prestigious Magnum Foundation Human Rights scholarship to New York University.

Ms Xyza Cruz Bacani on Thursday wrote on her Facebook page where she has almost 7,000 followers: “All dreams are valid! I’m one of the 2015 magnum fellows! I’m going to see new york and finally get a formal education! I’m literally crying when i received the news.”

The New York Times in an article in June last year reported that the 27-year-old grew up in Nueva Vizcaya, the Philippines. She went to Hong Kong as a maid because the employer of her mother, also a domestic helper, wanted another live-in helper to care for her.

Ms Bacani joined her mother and her boss in Hong Kong nearly nine years ago. When she was in college in the Philippines, her passion for photography blossomed, but only managed to afford a camera a few years after she had moved to Hong Kong.

Self-taught street photographer captures mischievous images of city life in China

Street Photography of China by Tao Liu

Laughing Squid:

Self-taught street photographer Tao Liu documents life in the Chinese city of Hefei in delightful photos that showcase his sharp eye and mischievous sense of humor. In addition to giving a sense of everyday life in urban China, Liu’s images are rife with visual gags and tongue-in-cheek framing. As TIME reports, Liu was catapulted from obscurity back in October, when one of his images went viral on the Chinese social network, Sina Weibo.

Street Photography of China by Tao Liu

Street Photography of China by Tao Liu

Street Photography of China by Tao Liu

Street Photography of China by Tao Liu

Street Photography of China by Tao Liu

photos by Tao Liu