This is what modern day colonisation looks like. As rich nations around the world tap into the low wage labor from neighbouring countries, what appears to be job opportunities have become evident that it mostly benefits the pay masters. Evidently it may be, these low wage workers continues to always being in compromised circumstances, a situation that no single individual would accept coming from a privileged position. This is a portrait of a single woman placed in that position, labelled with various titles, allowing society to forget who she really is. She is Lyn, from Philippines, she is a mother, she is a woman who "brings home the bacon", she has been away for more than a decade, absent from the day to day of her children's life, as she slogs at physical labor to ensure her children doesn't live their existence the way she has to. She pays a price- way more than she could have predicted, her youth, her body, crumbles into this job that offers limited freedom, individual participation, initiative, mundane repetition, loneliness, a complete lack of goal and motivation. She waits, hardened, for the years to pass, for her finances to accumulate, for children's independence. We listen to Lyn here, because she has a voice in society.
- Selected for Noorderlicht International Photography Festival: TAXED TO THE MAX (The Netherlands), 26th edition, 2019
- Selected for FTho Daytime TV (London), 2019
- Selected for CICA Museum Portrait Exhibition (South Korea), 2021