Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov wins 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and Hannah Reyes Morales will present a photo series showcasing the power of social media in the Philippines.
Morales, alongside Nanna Heitmann from Russia, will be showcasing the photography exhibition in Oslo, Norway. This will be done to showcase the Nobel Peace Prize winners of 2021.
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won this year’s prestigious award for their effort to safeguard press freedom through expression.
“This work is personal: like many of us at home, watching the consistent assault on truth has been deeply disturbing,” Morales shared through the Nobel Peace Center.
“I’ve been able to take a closer look at the chaos that is rooted online, and in the dark, I was reminded constantly that on the other side of the screen are people.”
On the other hand, Nobel Peace Center Director of Exhibitions, Nina Frang Høyum said: “We are very happy to have worked with two such talented, young documentary photographers, who are also from the Nobel Peace Prize laureates’ home countries. They are therefore very experienced in working under trying conditions for freedom of the press and expression.”
Morales’ works have been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Geographic, Al Jazeera, The Southeast Asia Globe, and more while focusing on safe-space making and caregiving.
Continue raising the Pinoy flag, Hannah!