Kimberly dela Cruz is an independent photographer and journalist based in the Philippines. While studying journalism, she became a student activist and started carrying a camera in protests. Kimberly began her career as a photo correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2013 before transitioning to documentary photography and working for different publications. In 2018, she became a fellow for the International Women’s Media Foundation and was sent to cover migration, LGBTQI, and women’s issues in El Salvador. Her project “Death of Nation” — chronicling the war on drugs in the Philippines — was shortlisted for Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award in 2019 and awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund for Humanistic Photography in 2021. Her work has appeared in various publications and exhibits across the globe. She is currently represented by VII Agency under the VII Mentor Program.