Stella Kalaw was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She earned a BA in Communication Arts from De La Salle University Manila and a BA in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. Her work has been exhibited at the Singapore International Photography Festival, The Ayala Museum and the Silverlens Gallery in Manila, Wall Space Gallery, Kala Art Gallery, Rayko Gallery and at the University of California Riverside Museum of Photography. The Banco Sentral ng Pilipinas acquired her photographs for inclusion in their prestigious art collection. Stella's photographs explore narratives rooted from family, memory and places. She is based in the San Francisco area.