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Xyza Cruz Bacani
Xyza Cruz Bacani (b.1987) is a Filipina Street and Documentary photographer based in Hong Kong who uses her work to raise awareness about under-reported stories. Having worked as a second-generation domestic worker in Hong Kong for almost a decade, she is particularly interested in the intersection of labour migration and human rights. She is one of the Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellows in 2015, has exhibited worldwide, and won awards in photography. She is also the recipient of a resolution passed by the Philippines House of Representatives in her honour, HR No.1969. Xyza is one of the Asia 21 Young Leaders (Class of 2018), the WMA Commission grantee in 2017, a Pulitzer Center grantee, and an Open Society Moving Walls 2017 grantee. She is one of the BBC's 100 Women of the World 2015, 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2016, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2016, Fujifilm ambassador and author of the book We Are Like Air.
Nick Archer lives and works in East Sussex in England. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London. He won several awards after leaving the Royal Academy, including 1st prize at the Hunting Art Prize, commended at the BP Portrait Award and the Figure Painting Award at the Discerning Eye.
He has exhibited extensively in the UK and Europe. He also has been featured in museum exhibitions including the National Portrait Gallery (London) and the Wandsworth Museum (London). In 2012 he had a solo exhibition at the Maison de la Culture de Metz (Metz) and the Hastings Museum (East Sussex). His works are in several international private, corporate and public collections, including the Satellite collection of the Hermitage Museum (Moscow), the Historic Royal Palaces at the Tower of London, and the El-Sabah Family Collection (Kuwait).