Ezra Acayan Philippines

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Ezra Acayan is one of the Philippines’ most esteemed documentary photographers, getting to the heart of stories related to human rights, politics, religion, and oppression. In 2017, he was awarded a special merit at the Human Rights Press Awards for his contribution to a Reuters report on the Philippine government's war on drugs; and as a photographer for Getty Images, he received honors from the World Press Photo Awards in 2019 and 2021. As part of WeTransfer’s partnership with the World Press Photo awards, Ezra recounted the dramatic experience of covering the Taal Volcano explosion for Getty in January 2020.