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

Dr. Georgia Tiu preparing for an intubation simulation. In between intubation calls, the airway team refines their safety procedures to minimize risk of contamination.

Tiu, 31, is a third year anesthesia resident at Manila's Philippine General Hospital. She the four-man 'Airway team' for her shift. They perform the riskiest task in tending to COVID-19 patients — placing a breathing tube down toward the trachea for those whose lungs are so damaged. This procedure has a high likelihood of triggering a cough which will release aerosols carrying the virus.

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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.