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Nicole Tung

12: Jan 2014

Nicole Tung (b. 1986) is an American citizen born and raised in Hong Kong. She graduated form New York University in 2009 after studying journalism and history and currently freelances for clients such as the New York Times and other international newspapers and magazines.


She spent 2011 in North Africa following the developments of the Arab revolutions from Egypt to Libya, and is continuing her coverage of the region and the Middle East.


Her work has been recognized and awarded by the International Photography Awards, The Maybach Foundation, Women in Photojournalism the Hearst Foundation, and the NYPPA. She won the PX3 silver award in the professional category of war reportage for her work in Libya in 2012. She has been a part of two group exhibitions; one showcasing the documentation of the World Trade Center, and another featuring work from Kashgar with Sombra Projects at the New York Photo Festival 2012. Her work from Libya was exhibited at Revolucion(es) in NY in April 2011, at the Prix Bayeux Festival and Bursa Photo Festival in October 2011.


Her latest work from Syria was featured in a slideshow at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, September 2012 and in a group exhibition at Prix Payeux Festival, October 2013. She was also named one of Photo District News’ new and emerging photographers (PDN 30) in 2013. She is based between Istanbul and New York.