Emma Noelle Buhain is an analog photographer and experimental filmmaker who lives and works in New York City. She grew up in Manila and moved to Manhattan as a teenager. Emma is a student at Barnard College, where she is currently pursuing a BA in art history and the visual arts. Emma’s current artistic practice consists of portraiture and documentary photography. Her artistic work, as a whole, explores the omnipresence of duality. Her photographs and films are reflective of her experience as she moves between the two worlds of Manila and New York. In Manila, Noelle creates intimate and personal works about her family and Catholicism. In New York, she turns her lens towards her close friends who share similar identities and life stories. Through her art, she seeks to reconcile the parts of her identity that are informed and transformed by the contrasting beauty of Manila and Manhattan.

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