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Marked: The Gangs of Baseco
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Vicente Jaime “Veejay” Villafranca (b. 1982 Philippines) was amongst seven Filipinos to be accepted in the first Asian documentary workshop of the Angkor photography festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia. After freelancing in 2006, he worked with international wire agencies such as Agence France Presse, Reuters, World Picture Network and the United Nations IRIN news wire.
His project about the lives of former gang members in one of Manila’s dangerous slums, BASECO compound, garnered the 2008 Ian Parry Scholarship grant in London. He is also the recipient of the 2007-2008 Asian Center for Journalism Photojournalism program in partnership with the World Press Photo Foundation, the 2nd artist to hold residence in the Crossing Point program held in Perpignan, France. His images has been shown in London, Lithuania, Hongkong, Phnom Pehn, France, Portugal, Norway, Turkey and Manila.
Veejay is represented by Getty Global Assignments in London and Asia Motion in the Asian and French markets.
Manila , Philippines
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