Jake Verzosa (b. 1979, Philippines) is a freelance photographer based in Manila.His work as a successful fashion and commercial photographer in his earlyyears has given him a chance to expand his craft and has taken him to outsidedestinations around the region. After taking a documentary workshop classunder mentor Phillip Jones Griffiths, Jack Picone and Steve Coleman in 2007,he started doing personal works which focuses on local life, youth stories, socialissues and shifting cultures. With the lack of channels to show these kind ofworks, he put up his website and the artist-run Manila Collective photospaceand café as is a venue for exhibitions, talks and slideshows.In 2007, Verzosa has been commissioned by the ASEAN to document fortyinspiring stories of youth all over Southeast Asia for the book “Young SoutheastAsia”. He came out with his second commissioned book project in 2009 entitled“Where The Children Are” where he documented the different situations ofyouth in the Philippines. He is now currently working on documenting the lasttattooed women of Kalinga province near his hometown Cagayan.His works have been exhibited in Manila, Tokyo, Singapore, Amsterdamand Paris.