Veejay Villafranca on Verve Photo

Veejay Villafranca was amongst seven Filipinos to be accepted in the first Asian documentary workshop of the Angkor photography festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia. After freelancing in 2006, he worked with Agence France Presse, Reuters, World Picture Network and the United Nations. His long-term project about the life of former gang members in one of Manila’s dangerous slums, BASECO compound garnered the 2008 Ian Parry Scholarship grant in London.

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