Pau Villanueva is a Filipino photographer who aims for his work to tell the narrative of himself and his world.
He documents the plight of society’s most vulnerable. Through his photos, he seamlessly blends the personal and the political, capturing intersectionality in the truest sense of the word -- proving that the fight for oneself and the fight for one’s people are one and the same.
His photography is an exploration of the human condition: it is the discovery of self, of others, of the mountains of differences in between -- and the empathy through which we cross them.
Villanueva is an alumni of the Visual Journalism program at the Asian Center for Journalism in Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) and an Adenauer fellow with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Media Programme Asia. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. He is currently an assistant photographer to Hannah Reyes Morales, an award-winning photojournalist and National Geographic Explorer.
He is a member of the Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines and has also been chosen as a participant at the 15th Edition of the Angkor Photo Festival.
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