Nicky Woo

Documentary Photographer / Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nicky Quamina-Woo is a Black + Polynesian visual researcher and documentarian, who divides her time between the African continent and Southeast Asia. Her fascination with the tenacity of the human spirit deeply influences her approach to... read on
Focus: Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Advertising, Producer, Health, Politics, Travel, Documentary, News, Creative, Photography, Art Director, Portraiture, Culture, Lighting Tech, National Desk, International News, Foreign Desk, Freelance, Civil Rights and Social Inequality, Humanitarian, Assignments
Hire
About
Available in: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Focused on: Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Advertising, Producer, Health, Politics, Travel, Documentary, News, Creative, Photography, Art Director, Portraiture, Culture, Lighting Tech, National Desk, International News, Foreign Desk, Freelance, Civil Rights and Social Inequality, Humanitarian, Assignments
Coverage Regions: Africa Asia Oceania USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Swahili
Years of experience: 3 to 5
HEFAT certification? yes
Nicky Quamina-Woo is a Black + Polynesian visual researcher and documentarian, who divides her time between the African continent and Southeast Asia. Her fascination with the tenacity of the human spirit deeply influences her approach to image making. Though she initially studying psychology in university, she realized her true interests lay in celebrating our human stories rather than in parsing them. Woo's current work explores the transmogrified effects of trauma within communities. Specifically, the ways in which collective suffering and its myriad embers can change the underlying ethos of groups; The ways in which they adapt as to do more than just survive. This desire to understand these types of cultural shifts is intrinsically linked to her being a person of color, whose connections inspire her to dig deeper into observations of human fortitude. Nicky Woo was recently the recipient of a Reuters Storytelling grant for work on a Tanzania based project on the intersection of witchcraft and western medicine. In her time as an independent, her clients have included CNN, The Washington Post, Human Rights Watch, Der Spiegel, BuzzFeed, Apple, Reporters Beyond Borders, Vogue Italia and Marie Claire magazines.