Akira Liwanag is a photographer, videographer, and artist based in the Philippines. He has directed and edited a number of music videos including Johnoy Danao’s Ulan. He has shown early interest to the field of photography with his international exposure at age 16 as the Philippine youth delegate in the field of photography for the ASEAN Youth Camp in Indonesia which was sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA). He is constantly in pursuit of theoretical and practical knowledge that improves his artistry.

He finished film workshops at the UP Diliman Campus and was one of the chosen photography scholars in the prestigious Angkor Photography Workshops spearheaded by international and renowned contemporary photojournalists in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He attended a Masterclass in documentary photography which culminated in an exhibit.