Spanish photographer Miguel Candela specializes humanitarian and social issues in Southern Asia region where he has worked with different international NGOs.
Photography opened him into news horizons and value our present as a historical event.
Miguel has been awarded with numerous international awards such as Prix de la Photographie (Px3) contest for Best new talent, International Photography Awards (IPA): 1st place for Photo Essay & Feature Story, winner of the Photon Festival scholarship among others.
His photographs have been published in Al Jazeera, El Pais, CNN, Spiegel, South China Morning Post, etc.
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Portrait of Masai's heart
The Masai of today remains intact with much of its tradition existing and has ably resisted the influences of the Western world but in the process of adopting some changes is slowly and surely taking roots. The changes being brought about by external influences is slowly transforming the Masai into something of life lived by the rest of the world albeit in a dire situation.
The Cemetery of the Living
Largely crowded and overpopulated, Metro Manila serves as a beacon of hope & a promise for a better life for countless wandering hopefuls from near and distant provinces who travel by land or sea from among the Philippines’ countless. Urban developing and planning failed to make headway since the Philippines’ capital region survived the destruction from the Second World War. Houses and commercial establishments bloomed in every remaining open space from then up to now. Families who can not afford decent housing built their make shift shanties in private and government owned lands, including river sides and for some even under the bridges.
The brothel is a rundown concrete building in rural Bangladesh overrun by rats. Tiny holes in the walls are the only source of natural light and air into the jail-like compound that feels more like some abandoned structure from a horror film than a place for sex.
Society has forced them to live in darkness while men love them and hate them in equal measure, demanding their services while trying to get rid of them permanently. This is the intolerable contradiction that is their everyday lives.