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Nichole Sobecki is a visual journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.
From 2012-2015 Nichole worked for Agence France-Presse producing regular video and photo features, and coordinating their video coverage of East Africa. She was the Turkey Correspondent for Global Post from 2008-2011, based in Istanbul, Turkey. During that time she also covered the early days of the Libyan uprising, the ongoing war in Afghanistan, developmental challenges facing Nepal, and the aftermath of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. In 2007 Nichole worked for the Daily Star, Lebanon’s English language newspaper based in Beirut.
In 2016 Nichole was part of the Wall Street Journal team that won the Refugee Reporting Award at the One World Media Awards, and was awarded the New Lens Award by the Jacob Burns Film Center. In 2014 she was a Rory Peck Awards News Finalist for her work covering the Westgate mall attacks in Kenya, and received the Alexandra Boulat Award for Photojournalism, which promotes the creation of documentary work with a social purpose. In 2013 Nichole was honored by POYI for her multimedia story “The Cancer Divide: Tzippy.” In 2012 she was selected by the Magenta Foundation as a Flash Forward Emerging Photographer winner.
She is a contributor to Everyday Africa, a collection of images shot on mobile phones across the continent, and an attempt to showcase the moments missing from dramatic news images — everyday life that is neither idealized nor debased.
Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, Foreign Policy, The Financial Times, The Guardian, and Le Monde.
2016 - Refugee Reporting Award - One World Media Awards, 2016 - New Lens Award - The Jacob Burns Film Center, 2014 - Rory Peck Awards News Finalist , 2014 - The Alexandra Boulat Award for Photojournalism, 2013 - Pictures of the Year International - Multimedia , 2012 - Flash Forward Emerging Photographer winner
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- Video capture
Angola in crisis.
As the price of oil rose earlier this decade, this capital city did as well. Glass skyscrapers soared above the rubble of a 27-year civil war. But as oil prices have crashed, the impact on one of Africa’s richest and most unequal countries has been devastating.
Easter mass in the wake of the Garissa attacl
Worshippers gather for an Easter service at the All Saints' Cathedral in Nairobi on April 5, 2015, mourning the country's worst ever massacre. These prayers marked the start of three days of national mourning for the almost 150 people killed in an attack on Garissa University by Somalia's Shebab Islamists on April 2, in the northeastern town of Garissa.