martin san diego
filipino documentary photographer

Martin is an independent documentary photographer based in the Philippines. He was a fellow of the Konrad Adanauer Stiftung Media Programme Asia, and a visual journalism graduate of the Asian Center for Journalism in Ateneo de Manila.

His work revolves around the interplay between oppression, religion, and culture. His ongoing project Seeds of Insurgency looks into the lure of militancy among youth in Southern Philippines, and how their near-constant state of vulnerability became an easy entry point for groups like the Islamic State.

He has been published globally on The Washington Post, The Guardian, VICE, South China Morning Post, and Al Jazeera. He has worked with non-profit organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. He regularly takes on editorial assignments with and Ink Global.

Martin is available for assignments around Asia and beyond.

WhatsApp: +63 977 379 5815

Top photo by Kevin Prudon