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Kimberly dela Cruz

Photographer | Journalist

Manila, Philippines

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Kimberly dela Cruz is a photographer and journalist based in Manila. While studying Journalism, she started photographing student protests and later joined Philippine Daily Inquirer, a local broadsheet, as a photo correspondent. Dela Cruz left the paper in 2017 to pursue other projects and freelance for different publications. In 2018, she became a fellow for the International Women’s Media Foundation and was sent to cover migration, LGBTQI and women’s issues in El Salvador. She has been covering the war on drugs since July 2016 and co-produced “Si Kian”, a children’s book on the murder of Kian Delos Santos that won a National Children’s Book Award. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Time, Al Jazeera, Buzzfeed News, The Irish Times, Nikkei Asian Review, Philippine Daily Inquirerand in exhibits across the globe.