Xyza D Cruz


Her story is a well-known one – domestic worker to celebrated photographer, well-known for
her black and white depictions of issues close to her heart that include social struggles,
labour migration and human rights.

One of her most recent works We Are Like Air took on the issue of how domestic workers
were treated in affluent cities like Hong Kong and Singapore. The photo book, which talked
about the invisibility of migrant workers, also focused on her family was launched in Hong
Kong and exhibited at the Ayala Museum in Manila in March this year.

She has been awarded the Magnum Foundation Human Right Fellowship in New York and
continues to use photography to bring focus on the marginalised. She also took on a project
which helped domestic helpers in Singapore who have run away from abusive employers, a
project supported by the Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting.

Sessions by Xyza D Cruz

  • 6 October 2019
    8:00 am 12:00 pm
Define SuperCanggih as you see it and through your lens. Your subject could focus on a social issue, a person who’s making an impact with their craft, or the most ordinary sights and scenes in a way you find inspiring. Walk the streets of Kuala Lumpur with PIXERF’s Definers […]
  • 5 October 2019
    3:30 pm 4:30 pm
We wake up to a new reality every morning. Chatters abound with social issues, from inequality to the climate crisis. The young and marginalised are fighting for their rights. And on social media, images gain a superpower of their own. They are the barometer for cultural change, the window […]