Pinay maid receives NYU scholarship for photography

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – One Filipino domestic worker from Hong Kong was given the prestigious Magnum Foundation Human Rights scholarship to New York University.

A 27-year-old Hong Kong maid, Xyza Cruz Bacani has been awarded a six-week scholarship at NYU for her breathtaking street photography works.

The Nueva Vizcaya native moved to Hong Kong nine years ago.

With a passion for photography, Bacani bought a camera with money borrowed from her Hong Kong employer and then she started taking amazing photos.

From Occupy Wall Street protests photos to black and white photos taken from the streets of Hong Kong, her passion for photography has been noticed on social media.

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