Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Book / People

Acts Beyond The Apps

  • Photographer
    Jennifer Maliwanag
  • Technical Info
    Camera Used: Leica M262
  • Photo Date

In early 2022, Jennifer Maliwanag, a student at Harvard University, decided to cover the lives of several gig workers from the Philippines, Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, and Los Angeles. The result is Acts Beyond the Apps: a photo book inspired by the workers in the currently in-demand gig economy. It contains 33 photos that capture gig workers’ everyday lives, focusing primarily on delivery service workers. Heartfelt and touching, Acts Beyond the Apps emphasizes that although we see them as our new-normal heroes and frontliners, gig workers are very human and see, feel, and act as we