Death of a Nation – Kimberly dela Cruz

Award-winning photographer Kimberly dela Cruz will lead a workshop for photographers seeking to develop their projects over an extended period of time. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • How to formulate ideas
  • How to follow up on issues
  • Building a network
  • Get funding by applying to grants and pitching the project to publications
  • Photo editing and sequencing
  • Writing about your project


Kimberly dela Cruz, a Manila-based independent photographer, began her career as a photo correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2013 before transitioning to documentary photography and working for different publications. Her project Death of Nation chronicled the crime scenes in Manila and the lives of the families affected by the killings. It was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund for Humanistic Photography in 2021 and won the World Press Photo Long Term Projects category in South East Asia and Oceania in 2023. 


  • Schedule: Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 10.00-18.00
  • Venue: Kala di Kalijaga, Blok M, South Jakarta
  • Number of participants: 12
  • Language: English
  • Fee: IDR 250,000 (USD 20), includes 1 JIPFest merchandise 


  • The program welcomes participants of any nationalities
  • Participants must be at least 17 years old
  • Participants have a background in photography or journalism (students of these field are welcomed)
  • Click here to register
  • JIPFest program manager will be in touch with you prior to the workshop to inform the logistics


  • Registration deadline: 18 September
  • Workshop: 19 September 

If you need further info on the workshop or travel suggestions for overseas participants, please contact Tasya at or +62 877-7155-0231 (WhatsApp only).