• Prize
    Gold in News
  • Photographer name
    Martin San Diego
  • Product Code
    Sony A9

A dying man, brought in by his friends, is being resuscitated by staff of the Philippine General Hospital. The group managed to slip past strict COVID-19 security, and was found looking for help inside the halls of the Hospital on April 4, 2020.

The man eventually passed away exhibiting symptoms similar to that of patients with COVID-19. RT-PCR testing was still scarce at this time.

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Martin San Diego is an independent documentary photographer from the Philippines. He is a multiple grantee of the National Geographic Society, a Diversify Photo member, an alumnus of the Angkor Photo Festival Workshops, a Visual Journalism graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, and a fellow of the Konrad Adanauer Stiftung Media Programme Asia. His work gravitates towards questioning the histories written by colonizers and victors. This is most evident in his ongoing long-term project on Filipino-Muslim youth and their relationship with militancy in Mindanao, southern Philippines. Martin regularly contributes to The Washington Post and VICE News on notable Philippine issues – the Drug War, COVID-19 pandemic, and the environment. Nonprofits such as International Committee of the Red Cross and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees regularly commission him for missions in Mindanao. Martin is a co-founder of Campus Journalism Lab. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from De La Salle University in 2013.