Photographer Xyza Bacani documents the lives of Chinese migrant workers in Singapore.
Most Chinese migrants workers in Singapore are employed in the service sector, for instance in cafes, and in construction. They pay quite a lot of money to come to Singapore.
Migrant workers are invisible people,We are like air. People need us but they don’t see us. We exist to please them, to serve them, but they don’t really see us as part of the society.
Singapore is a prosperous country in Asia and migrant workers have played an important role in its success, but at what cost?
Xyza Bacani discusses her story on migrant workers who run away from their employers in Singapore and the power imbalance between agencies, employers and migrants that encourages exploitation.
For a week, the Pulitzer Center will be featuring photography by female journalists around the world.
Xyza Bacani was recognized by the Alexia Foundation for her reporting on migrant workers in Singapore.
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