Xyza Bacani is a Filipina Street and Documentary Photographer who has been featured in New York Times Lens Blog, CNN and various international media publications not only for her excellence in photography but also for her inspirational story. Working as a domestic worker in Hong Kong for almost a decade, she used photography to raise awareness about under-reported stories, focusing on migrants and human rights issues. She is one of the MAGNUM FOUNDATION HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWS 2015, has exhibited worldwide, won awards in photography and is the recipient of a resolution passed by the Philippines House of Representatives in her honour, HR No. 1969. Xyza is one of the PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers 2017, BBC’s 100 Women of the World 2015, 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2o16, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2016, and a Fujifilm Ambassador.

Represented By: Redux Pictures New York City, USA
Christine Park Gallery London ,United Kingdom

Website: www.xyzacruzbacani.com


2016 Under Represented Christine Park Gallery at Apiary Studios London, United Kingdom December 09 2016-January 2017
“The Outlier” Arrow Factory Beijing,China
October 03-December 05 2016
Modern Slavery MCG Youth and Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania October 17-January 2017
Nostalgia Hong Kong Art in Residence
Modern Slavery, Kong Art Space, Hong Kong
Humans of Makati, Ayala Triangle Gardens Metro Manila

2015 Behind Concrete Walls, KUC Space, Kong Kong
Shared Past, The Foreign Correspondence Club, Hong Kong
Mono, Kong Art Space, Hong Kong
Slices of Life, Macau Old Court Building, Macau
2014 The Foreign Correspondence Club, Hong Kong
Xyza in Focus, The Philippine Consulate General, Hong Kong


2016 What Works Bronx Documentary Center New York
Women In Photography Objectifs Centre Singapore
Expressions Corniche Millennium Hotel AbuDhabi UAE
After Work, Para/Site Gallery, Hong Kong

2015 Unpredictable… Unscripted: Street Photography by Filipinos, Vargas Museum, Quezon City
2014 Streetscapes, The Photographic Angle, UK touring exhibition
Manila Photo, SM Aura Atrium and Samsung Hall, Manila
2013 The Nature Conservancy, Hong Kong


2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia: The Arts
Photo Boite 30 Under 30 Women Photographers
Style Weekend Women Who Wow
2015 BBC 100 Women
The Standard Young Visionary of the Year (Photojournalism)
2014 Justice Centre Human Rights Arts Prize
Human Rights Press Award (Special merit)
HIPA Photography Awards: Face Category (Fifth place)
National Geographic Awards, Hong Kong (Finalist)
2013 National Geographic Awards, Hong Kong (Finalist)
2012 National Geographic Awards, Hong Kong (Finalist)

2017 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Singapore Runaway’s
New York Times Lens Blog : Once Invisible,She Now Photographs
Domestic Workers

2016 Coming Clean: The Prevalence of Forced Labour and Human Trafficking for the Purposes of Forced Labour Amongst Migrant Domestic Works in Hong Kong, Justice Centre Hong Kong
The Dark Side of Hong Kong’s Prosperity, Foreign Policy
When Hong Kong’s Domestic Helpers Need Help, ChinaFile Online Magazine

2015 Human Trafficking in New York, Redux Pictures
Photographing Human Trafficking in New York, The New York Times

A new perspective: 10 years as a domestic helper in Hong Kong, now a globe-trotting photography, South China Morning Post