Jacob Maentz: Travel, Culture, Documentary Photographer


Jacob Maentz is a freelance documentary photographer based in the Philippines.

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Pygmy forest with fog setting in

Mount Hamiguitan World Heritage Site

A Tausug woman during Friday prayer at a mosque in Bongao, the capitol of Tawi-Tawi. The majority of Tawi-Tawiís population is Muslim and belong to the Tausug or Sama-Bajau people.

Tawi-Tawi – Into the Sulu Archipelago

Chinese tourists pose with an Ati child in Boracay. The Ati community here gets a number of visitors, mostly asian tourists looking to have their photos taken together with the Ati children. There is also a small on-site heritage house where visitors can learn about the Ati people. The whole of Boracay island was once originally home to the Ati people even long before the Spanish arrived centuries ago. After the tourism boom started in the 1970ís the Atis have been slowly pushed aside and today only occupy 2.1 hectares of the islands total 1,032 hectares. (Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines)

The Ati & Tumandok People of Panay Island