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Nicole Tung

Photojournalist

Photojournalist Nicole Tung (b. 1986) is an American citizen born and raised in Hong Kong. She graduated from New York University in 2009 after studying journalism and history, and freelances for international publications and NGOs, covering the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. After covering the conflicts in Libya and Syria extensively from 2011, focusing on the plight of civilians, she spent 2014 documenting the lives of Native American war veterans in the US, as well as former child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and the refugee crisis in Europe. Her work often explores those most affected by conflict and the consequences of war.

She has received multiple awards for her work from International Photo Awards, PX3, and was named PDN’s 30 Under 30 Emerging Photographers (2013). Her images on Native American War Veterans was awarded by the Society of Professional Journalists for Best Online Reporting, and the Images and Voices of Hope Award of Appreciation (2015). For her work on the migration crisis in 2015, she received the Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong. Nicole was given the honorable mention for the IWMF 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Awards. She is the 2018 recipient of the Online News Association’s James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, and received second place in the news category for Pictures of the Year International 2019. She has also exhibited, most recently at the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A., the Freilicht Museum in Germany, and the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, and has within the last year spoken about her work at TEDx in Sweden, the Adobe Make It Conference in Sydney, and Creative Mornings at the National Geographic Auditorium in Washington D.C. Nicole served on the board of the Frontline Freelance Register (2015). She is based in Istanbul, Turkey.

www.nicoletung.com

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200 Women who will change the way you see the world

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Two hundred real women with real stories from different parts of the world: What is it that really matters to them? Inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories, the award-winning creative team of Blackwell & Ruth and photographer Kieran E. Scott conducted interviews with 200 women from a […]

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