BBC Photowalk

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I got asked by the BBC recently to document the widening wealth gap in Asia for an online photogallery illustrating the subject. They only used nine of the hundreds of images i took walking around the city, but was really happy with the rest of my work from my shooting days, so i am sharing them with you now!

I hope you guys find these as uplifting as i did while i was shooting them. These people don’t have much but they’re extremely happy! They were all very kind and accommodating and a lot of them (especially the kids) actually asked for their photographs to be taken. Their homes, as ever, are fascinating to behold.

The street photography workshop i took with Luis Liwanag something like a week before this assignment also helped LOADS. I highly recommend giving it a try, for people who want to learn about photography or people who think they’ve done it all. Hours of fun, and much to learn! I still have one session to go!

On an entirely separate slightly ironic note, i am going to be visiting the US for the next three weeks. See you all when i get back, i’ll most certainly have interesting photographs from my trip!

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Hi I’m Sandra, a photographer and visual artist from the Philippines. Let’s be bros!


  1. this is gorgeous! jw, where was this taken? that building in the background looks familiar. is this near east ave?

    • Sandra Dans

      I shot in a lot of various places, but none near East Ave. I was along Tomas Morato, near Mt Carmel in New Manila, Gilmore/Granada and along Aurora by Pureza.

  2. Just beautiful stuff, as always! Love how you always use light and color in such dynamic ways. I don’t see nearly enough of that from most photographers these days.

    P.S. You wouldn’t be coming anywhere near me in the U.S., would you? ;)

    • Sandra Dans

      Thanks Eleanore! You’re based in the west, correct? I will actually be exploring the east: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Jersey, DC =)

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