Veejay Villafranca | Photographers

Photo story - El Niño in the Philippines

El Niño in the Philippines

A three part collaboration between Greenpeace International and Veejay Villafranca documenting renewable energy sources and the drought caused by the El Nino phenomenon on agricultural communities

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Photo story - Against The Dying Of Light

Against The Dying Of Light

How would you feel if you were told you only had a few months to live? What would you say? How would you cope?

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Photo story - A Race Divided: Chin migrants search for identity and life of peace

A Race Divided: Chin migrants search for identity and life of peace

According to a study from the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in Delhi, India, Mizos and Chins share the same genetic, cultural, historical, and linguistic heritage as they all descend from

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Photo story - TROUBLED SOUTH: The road to peace

TROUBLED SOUTH: The road to peace

Last July 10, 2007, while searching for kidnapped Italian priest, Giancarlo Bossi, the soldiers of the 8th Marine Battalion Landing Team entered the Moro Islamic Liberation Front's (MILF) camp in G

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Photo story - MARKED: THE GANGS OF BASECO

MARKED: THE GANGS OF BASECO

They called themselves the Chinese Mafia Crew or CMC, once one of the most feared gangs at the Bataan Shipping and Engineering Company (Baseco) compound in Manila’s Port Area.

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Photo story - Displaced earth: Climate refugees in the Philippines

Displaced earth: Climate refugees in the Philippines

Displaced earth: Climate refugees in the Philippines

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Photo story - FAITH ABOVE FATE

FAITH ABOVE FATE

The Philippines has the biggest Catholic population in the Far East. In the year 2000, there were an estimated 45,000 religious sects registered as church congregations in the country.

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Photo story - Barred Freedom

Barred Freedom

Life inside the maximum security compound.

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Photo story - Creatures of habit

Creatures of habit

"Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give its solidity & continuity; but the settlers give it passion." - E(lwyn) B(rooks) White

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Photo story - The Land of Blood and Sugar

The Land of Blood and Sugar

I consider myself an outsider on issues of agriculture and land dispute.

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Photo story - Silent Emergency: Battling severe malnutrition in Southern Philippines

Silent Emergency: Battling severe malnutrition in Southern Philippines

The prolonged displacement due to the 2008 armed conflict in Central Mindanao caused a silent nutrition emergency to surface.

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Veejay Villafranca's biography

Vicente Jaime R. Villafranca (b. 1982 Philippines)

Veejay started out as a staff photographer for the national news magazine the Philippines Graphic before venturing into freelancing. He also worked with several international news wire agencies before concentrating on his documentary projects in Asia.

He is the the recipient of the 2008 Ian Parry Scholarship grant with his project on the lives of former gang members in Manila which also garnered him a residency at the Visa Pour l'image photojournalism festival hosted by Crossing Point residency program on the same year. He was also the first Filipino to be selected in the 2013 Joop Swart Masterclass program.

Currently based in Manila, he does editorial assignments apart from working on his long-term projects tackling issues on the changing Filipino culture and religious practices, displacement due to the drastic change climate/weather patterns and his current exploration of Filipino diaspora through different landscapes across the Philippines.

He has been published globally with titles including International Herald Tribune, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, World Policy Report and have worked with several aid organizations such as Oxfam International, U.N. World Food Program, Greenpeace, Unicef amongst others.

He is represented by Getty Images Global Assignments in London and Asia Motion in Asia.
Veejay in part of Asia Motion since 2011.
http://www.veejayvillafranca.com