about me / contact
Geela Garcia (b. 1998) is a Filipino freelance photographer and multimedia journalist based in Manila, Philippines. Her photographic work, which documents stories of women, food sovereignty, and the environment, aims to write history from the experience of its makers.
Her writing and photography appear on the Thomson Reuters Foundation, South China Morning Post, and Philstar among others. She is a Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Media fellow with a Diploma in Visual Journalism at the Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Garcia earned an honorable mention for an undergraduate degree in Communication Arts and a minor in Development Management at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2019, where she also served as the Art and Photo Editor of Matanglawin Ateneo, the university's official Filipino publication.
She is available for assignments globally.
selected grants / fellowships / exhibitions
18th Angkor Photo Workshops Participant
Columbia Journalism School - Dart Center Early Childhood Global Reporting Fellow
Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards for Journalism Excellence for “Hands on Deck”
AAJA Journalism Excellence Awards in International Reporting
Tarzeer Pictures Angkor Projections
Objectifs Singapore Documentary Award Special Mention Emerging Category
Earth Journalism Network Marine Pollution Grantee
Girl Rising Future Rising Fellow
One World Media Fellow
Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Media Programme Asia Fellow
Journalism Fund Two-Time Grantee
Emerging Islands “Plastic Passages”
Climate Tracker Fellow
Oxfam Philippines Pandemic Inequality Grantee
Finalist, Asia Centre Equitable Asia Award
Earth Journalism Network Fellow
Friedrich Naumann Foundation Program Fellow
UN Women Media Bootcamp Delegate