Nichole Sobecki is a photographer and filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is represented internationally by the photo agency VII. Nichole graduated from Tufts University before beginning her career in Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria, focusing on regional issues related to identity, conflict, and human rights. From 2012-2015 Nichole led Agence France-Presse’s East Africa video bureau and was a 2014 Rory Peck Awards News Finalist for her coverage of the Westgate mall attacks in Kenya. Her work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year, the One World Media Awards, the Alexandra Boulat Award for Photojournalism, The Magenta Foundation, and The Jacob Burns Film Center, among others. Nichole aims to create photographs and films that demand consideration for the lives of those represented – their joys, challenges, and ultimately their humanity. She has completed assignments throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia for National Geographic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and her work has been exhibited internationally. Nichole Sobecki is a 2019 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantee. Her and Jill Fillipovic's work will focus on the impacts of Honduras' abortion and emergency contraception ban.