It was back in November 2009 that I first visited the Philippines and started my journey into humanitarian photography. Since then I’ve clocked up over 100,000 miles, documenting work in Haiti, Guatemala, Zambia, Malawi, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Sri Lanka. It’s been an amazing couple years and I was so pleased to have the opportunity to go back to the Philippines where it all started. Each and every country I’ve visited has given me such rich experiences but the Philippines still holds a very special place in my heart. It was nice to see friends I made on my first visit and also have the opportunity to cultivate new friendships. I visited communities that had taken great strides in pulling themselves out of poverty, shirking off those barriers which try to suppress them; as well as going into new areas where Outreach International are in the early stages of development. It was a great trip and I’m already looking forward to returning!
I’m currently in the process of cataloging and editing my images from this assignment but here are just a few I’ve selected for this post.
All photos by Wayne Rowe – Visioning Images