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Ligaiya Romero

Former Staff and Producer

G. Ligaiya Romero is a visual journalist and documentary storyteller. Originally from New York, she graduated from UCLA with dual degrees in Film Production and International Development. She studied documentary photography and multimedia production at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Recently, she received her Master’s degree in Visual Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Roy H. Park fellow.


Ligaiya’s work has been recognized by the SXSW Interactive Awards, College Photographer of the Year, Photo District News, the National Press Photographers Association and the New York Photo Awards among others.


Her portfolio can be viewed at ligaiya.com.



The Last Move by MediaStorm

Michael Thomasson has devoted his life to video games. It’s been his passion and his obsession for more than three decades. He owns over 11,000 unique game titles for more than 100 different systems.

Inside Tracks for Against All Odds

In 1977, Robyn Davidson walked 1,700 miles across the Australian outback. National Geographic sent Rick Smolan to photograph her perilous journey—a trek that tested and transformed them, forming an immutable bond that continues to this day.

Coney Island Jay by Thomas McDade, Claire Molloy, Annette Porter, Ingrid Styrkestad, Suzanne Arden and Annemor Larsen

Jay Singer has been in love with one Brooklyn neighborhood his entire life. He grew up there, pined for it when he was forced to leave and returned when he couldn’t stand to be away. “Coney Island Jay” really loves Coney Island.