Pat Nabong


Pat Nabong is a visual journalist based in Chicago who is dedicated to challenging stereotypes and bridging gaps through visual storytelling. Through photos and videos, she explores the intersections of arts, culture, identity and social justice issues. As an independent visual journalist, she has reported from the Philippines, Singapore, Japan and the U.S. Her work has appeared on Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, Block Club Chicago, WBEZ Chicago, Narratively, The Chicago Sun-Times, Rappler, Balitang America, and American Documentary Film Festival, among others. In the past, she completed fellowships with City Bureau and The Medill Justice Project, and a student fellowship with the Pulitzer Center. She has received awards including a Harrington Award for Videography and a Crystal Pillar for College Student Production from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - Chicago/Midwest Chapter. She was a finalist for the Peter Lisagor Award for Best Photography, Amnesty International’s U.S. Media Award for Student Journalism and a nominee for the Joop Swart Masterclass. She earned her master's in journalism at Northwestern University and is a member of Authority Collective and the Video Consortium.