Documentary photographer based in the Philippines. I’m passionate about issues related to the human condition, culture, and humanity’s interactions with the natural world.
Dwellers of the Rock
During the dry season the Tau’t Bato’s homes are nestled within the beautiful, densely forested, and remote Singnapan Valley. When the rains arrive and valley floods the tribe relocate to live inside large caves. I made the long journey up into the jungle to spend time with one wonderfully welcoming Tau’t Bato family.
Descendants of some of the oldest people in the Philippines, the Calamian Tagbanua have adopted a sea-oriented way of life, living off the ocean and its resources. In 1998, Coron Island and its surrounding waters were declared ancestral domain for the Tagbanua, setting an empowering example for indigenous rights.