Chicago, IL, USA
Pat Nabong is an independent Filipina visual journalist in Chicago and assistant editor at Reading the Pictures who aims to bridge gaps by exploring stories related to culture, identity and social justice issues. She's reported from the U.S., Philippines, Singapore and Japan and collaborated with The Intercept, ProPublica, Belt Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, WBEZ, Block Club Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times. She’s won a Peter Lisagor Award for Best Photography, a Green EyeShade Award and a Harrington Award for Best and a Chicago College Emmy. She was a finalist for Amnesty International’s Student Journalism Award and a nominee for World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass.
She’s been supported by fellowships with City Bureau, the International Women's Media Foundation, the Pulitzer Center and The Medill Justice Project. She earned her master's in journalism at Northwestern University and is a member of Authority Collective, Women Photograph and The Video Consortium.
2018 - Nominee, Joop Swart Masterclass, 2017 - Harrington Award for Videography/Broadcast, 2017 - Finalist, Peter Lisagor Award for Best Photo, 2017 - Awardee, Crystal Pillar/College Emmy , 2016 - Best CInematography, CineKabalen Film Festival
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Gay Bars and Safe Spaces in Chicago
David Waymer and his partner steal a kiss inside Little Jim's Tavern one of the oldest gay bars in Chicago that many people saw as a haven. "In the ’70s and ’80s, [the bar was] very dark,” Jeff Shand, the bar owner, says. “The windows [were] almost painted out, and [when] the police came into the bar, you couldn’t hold hands. Little Jim’s kept it dark to keep them away.”
Neighbor of a Coal Stockpile
Jerry Tabale, who lives near the coal stockpile in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, sits in his living room as he talks about his brother who passed away. According to him, doctors found water in his lungs. Tabale worries about the funeral bills he has yet to pay on top of his family's daily cost of living. He used to work as a driver and a security guard but has been unemployed since his leg got hit by a car. One year after the accident, his knee is still dislocated. It is operable but his family does not have enough money to have him treated.
Tabale, along with many residents, worry about the adverse health effects of the coal stockpile beside their neighborhood, and the additional financial strain illnesses may cause.