Lauren DeCicca, b. 1989, is a documentary photographer from New York who is now based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Prior to moving to Thailand, Lauren spent three years (2013 - 2016) based in Yangon, Myanmar documenting the country at the beginning of its transition to democracy.
She's met people dealing with PTSD, drug addiction, displacement and disease, and is struck by the similarity in spirit between these people, despite the obvious divides. It has been a goal of hers to realize and mend this schism through photography, be it mental, physical or geographical in nature.
Documenting the lives of people around the world will help those who have no access to such situations understand that the subjects of her photographs could easily be their parent, sibling or partner. Despite differences in language, skin color, religion or way of life, everyone has the same basic needs for empathy, understanding and acceptance.
Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME.com, The Washington Post, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Guardian, CNN, USA Today, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, The Global Post, NPR, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), The SE Asia Globe Magazine, The Jakarta Globe, The Cambodia Daily, amongst others.
Lauren was member of the Getty Reportage 2015-2016 Emerging Talent roster and selected as one of Photo Boite's 30 Under 30 Women Photographers of 2017.
She has received hostile environment and emergency first aid training through IWMF.
She is available for domestic and international assignments.
2017 - Photo Boite's 30 Under 30 Women Photophraphers, 2015 - Getty Reportage Emerging Talent
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Rohingya Football Players in Malaysia
Ayat Ullah Bin Jafar, 17, the youngest member of the Rohingya Football Club, prepares for his afternoon prayer on April 10, 2018 in KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia. Ayat left his home in Maungdaw, Myanmar by boat with his mother and two brother when violence errupted in 2012. Now he attends high school at the Ideas Acadamy, a refugee school, which will allow him to further his education. Ayat says he hopes to be a professional football player, but with the lack of citizenship he will be unable to join registered Malaysian teams or even attend university.