Nicky Woo is a Black/Polynesian documentary photographer, who divides her time between New York City & the African continent. Her fascination with the tenacity of the human spirit, deeply influences her approach to image making. While Initially studying psychology, she realized her true interest lay in celebrating the nuances of the human condition rather than in parsing them. Nicky ventured on to art school at Parson's School of Design eventually becoming an editorial photographer before segueing into documentary work.
Woo's interests encompass explorative questions into the transmuted effects of trauma on marginalized groups; Specifically, in the context of those disenfranchised while hidden in plain sight of a dominant community. Recently she was the recipient of a 2018 Reuters Grant for work on a project in Tanzania about the intersection of witchcraft and western medicine.
In Nicky Woo's time as an independent her clients have included Der Spiegel, CNN, Vogue Italia, OkayAfrica, BuzzFeed, Men's Health and Marie Claire magazine. She is currently a visiting professor at Parson's School of Design in New York City.
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