Palawan Seas is a long-term photographic project by Katherine Jack to document and communicate humankind's relationship with the sea.

Palawan, the Philippines' westernmost province, harbors exceptional marine biodiversity and is home to ancient and modern cultures with deep connections to the ocean.

Through a lens of interconnectivity, the project explores changing marine ecosystems, indigenous traditions, communities, fishing, corals, and marine conservation.

This project is supported by The Blue Earth Alliance


Katherine Jack is a British photographer living and working on the islands of Palawan, Philippines, since 2004. She is a member of the Emerging League of the International League of Conservation Photographers. 

Katherine’s work has been published by magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times; The Telegraph; Corriere della SeraDiscovery Channel MagazinePhotoDistrict NewsLifoRoads & Kingdoms; and,The Australian.   Her photographs have been exhibited at venues in the Philippines and the UK and have appeared in a number of books.

Katherine has worked as a photographer on marine conservation projects with the World Wildlife Fund and Tubbataha Reefs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea. She is collaborating with scientists from Philippines Coral Bleaching Watch to document how climate change is affecting coral reefs in Palawan.

In 2019, Katherine set up Palawan Seas Watch, an online network to connect all those involved in Palawan marine conservation.  

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Video made for BLEACHED exhibition, 2022

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