Cecilia “Iya” Forbes is a freelance photographer and video journalist based in Manila, Philippines.

As a photographer, she likes to document the curiosities of everyday life and the pulsating energy of music, on and off stage.

As a video journalist, she produces work covering news and current affairs, lifestyle, and features. She primarily freelances for the Associated Press Television News (Manila Bureau).

Her work appears here on her site, Instagram (@eggcheeks), and a few other local and international publications.

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Shot by Jazmin Tabuena in Manila, 2018.

Shot by Jazmin Tabuena in Manila, 2018.