Xyza Cruz-Bacani, the acclaimed Filipina photographer is coming to Chicago for a visit and will give a talk on her experiences as she transitioned from nanny to an award-winning photographer.

In “Talking Pictures” a lecture presented by on Saturday, April 16, Xyza, who has been featured and published in New York Times Lens Blog, CNN and various international media publications will  share her inspirational story.

Working as a domestic worker in Hong Kong for almost a decade, she used photography to raise awareness about under-reported stories, focusing on migrants and human rights issues. She is one of the MAGNUM FOUNDATION HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWS 2015, has exhibited worldwide, won awards in photography and is the recipient of a resolution passed by the Philippines House of Representatives in her honor, HR No. 1969. Xyza is one of the BBC’s 100 Women of the World 2015, 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2016, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2016, and a Fujifilm Ambassador.

Having given numerous motivational talks with students “Talking Pictures” with Xyza would also be a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with school-age children and young adults as part of their career-orientation and set their life goals.

“TALKING PICTURES” will be held on Saturday, April 16 at Lone Tree Manor, 7730 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714 from 2-6 PM. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Meals are included. For details and reservations, leave a message or call Armand Frasco @ 7732313021.