Nichole Sobecki

Kenya

Biography

Nichole Sobecki is a photographer and filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya, and represented internationally by the photo agency VII. After graduating from Tufts University, Nichole spent the early years of her career in Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria, focusing on regional issues related to identity, conflict, and human rights. From 2012-2015, she 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. In 2018 she was awarded by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights prize in new media for her images documenting Europe's response to the the African migration crisis. Nichole's work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year, the One World Media Awards, the Alexandra Boulat Award for Photojournalism, the Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (P×3), 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.

Funded project

Abortion Access in Crisis and Conflict Zones

This project explores how barriers to abortion for rape survivors in crisis and conflict constrain women’s opportunities and magnify their suffering.