Rosem Morton

Rosem Morton is a documentary photographer transitioning from nearly a decade long career as a surgical nurse. Her storytelling focuses on the intimacy of everyday life amidst gender, health, and racial adversity. As a National Geographic Explorer, she is examining the effects of colonization in the Philippines, from indigenous land rights to the evolution of the nursing profession. As an advocate for trauma survivors, Rosem shares her own experiences through Wildflower, a widely shared personal project that received the 2020 Visa d’or Award at Visa pour I’image. Rosem's overall body of work has been recognized by World Press Photo as part of the 6x6 Global Talent. "I am participating the IWMF’s Next Gen Safety Trainers Fellowship because I believe that safety knowledge should be part of every journalist’s skill set."

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