Born in conflict-ridden region of Mindanao, Philippines in 1966, Nana Buxani she is a documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work largely deals on issues such as child labour, urban poor communities, children in detention, the plight of homeless peoples, communities in war torn regions, and the indigenous peoples and their claims to ancestral lands.
Nana has done works—both films and stills photography—for OXFAM-UK, the International Labour Organization particularly for the International Program on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), VSO-UK, UNICEF, Save the Children Organizations, the Women’s Health and Safe Motherhood Program, under the European Union Cooperation in the Philippines, The Consuelo Algers Foundation, Amnesty International UK, Christian Aid, PHILCOCHED (an NGO working on issues of people with disabilities), and the Kaliwat Theatre Collective.
She has done assignments for Time Magazine (Asia Edition), the Chronicle of Philantrophy and Higher Education, Interviu Magazine (Spain), Il Venerdi ( Italy), Marie Claire, London, Newsbreak (Philippines), I Magazine (PCIJ, Philippines), ME Magazine (Philippines).
She has also assisted Magnum photographer Philip Jones Griffiths, documentary photographer Sebastiao Salgado and other foreign and international media organizations.
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