Anna Isabelle 'Sai' Villafuerte is a 21-year-old Filipina based in London, currently earning her BSc in International Politics at City, University of London. She is also a freelance photographer with a strong emphasis on documentary, portraiture, and everything in between.
Sai's photography broadly focuses on the philosophical notion of the subject and object, where her images depict the interchangeability between the two. With her diverse background in politics, media and the arts, Sai believes this subject-object dynamic is an important motif towards understanding 21st-century life. In an increasingly postmodern world, the intersection between the political subject, the economic object, and the absorption of linguistic codes could not be more pertinent today.
At the age of fifteen, she was awarded the Student Prize for Film Photography in Lycée Notre Dame de Sion during in Oxbridge's 'L'Academie de Paris' programme. In 2015, she received the Visual and Creative Arts award at the House of Lords from the Council for Independent Education (CIFE), where she was acknowledged for her "imaginative ambition, stylistic control and superb sense of narrative structure."
She regularly writes about the arts and current affairs, where her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, Monocle, Suitcase, and BikeVibe.