Martin San Diego
Filipino Documentary Photographer

Martin San Diego is an independent documentary photographer from the Philippines. He is a multiple grantee of the National Geographic Society, a Diversify Photo member, an alumnus of the Angkor Photo Festival Workshops, a Visual Journalism graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, and a fellow of the Konrad Adanauer Stiftung Media Programme Asia.
  
His work gravitates towards questioning the histories written by colonizers and victors. This is most evident in his ongoing long-term project on Filipino-Muslim youth and their relationship with militancy in Mindanao, southern Philippines.
  
Martin regularly contributes to The Washington Post and VICE News on notable Philippine issues – the Drug War, COVID-19 pandemic, and the environment. Nonprofits such as International Committee of the Red Cross and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees regularly commission him for missions in Mindanao.
  
Martin is a co-founder of Campus Journalism Lab. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from De La Salle University in 2013.
  
Martin is available for assignments and engagements in Asia and beyond.
  
Recognitions
 
2021
• National Geographic Society COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists — Recipient
• The Society of Publishers in Asia: Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues — Award for Excellence
• The Society of Publishers in Asia: Excellence in Video Reporting — Honorable Mention
Edition365 Global Exhibit by The British Journal of Photography and 1854 — Exhibitor
Fotomoto PH: Invitational Portraits Group Exhibit — Exhibitor
 
2020
• National Geographic Society COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists — Recipient
• Diversify Photo — Member
• The Other Hundred: Healers — Winner
 
2019
• Angkor Photo Festival Workshops — Student
• International Photography Awards — Honorable Mention: Deeper Perspective
 
2018
• Asian Center for Journalism – Ateneo de Manila University — Student
• Konrad Adanauer Stiftung – Media Programme Asia — Fellow
• BARADO Group Exhibit with Tarzeer Pictures — Exhibitor
 
2017
• Visualizing Social Stories by Invisible Photographer Asia — Student
  
 

sandiego.martin@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +63 977 379 5815

Top photo by Maitta Pugay

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