Nicole Tung

2017 Honorable Mention | Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Photojournalist Nicole Tung is an American born and raised in Hong Kong. She regularly freelances for international publications and NGOs, primarily covering the Middle East region. Most recently, she has turned her focus to the protests in her native Hong Kong, while working on a project about youth in the Middle East region, to documenting the aftermath of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Her work often explores those most affected by conflict and the consequences of war. 

Her work has been exhibited at various festivals worldwide and has received multiple awards for her work including an honorable mention for the IWMF 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Awards, the 2018 Online News Association’s James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting, among others. She is the 2020 recipient of the Visa Pour l’Image French Ministry of Culture’s Production Grant, and is part of VII Foundation’s “Imagine: Reflections on Peace” exhibition and book. Nicole served on the board of the Frontline Freelance Register (2015), advocating for the safety of freelance journalists around the world. She is based in Istanbul, Turkey.