Nicole Tung

@nicoletung

Freelance photographer covering the Middle East and beyond. @theiwmf grantee. Currently exhibiting 'Aleppo' @tropenmuseum.


  • 3 days ago
    Ferry crossings & magic light, 2016. Istanbul always feels a little melancholic. #istanbul #turkey #ferry #dailylife
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  • 6 days ago
    Sunset along the Golden Horn last week on the day of Turkey's referendum, shot for @lemondefr #istanbul #turkey #photojournalism #sunset #dailylife #latergram
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  • 8 days ago
    Thank you IWMF for the honorable mention in this year's Anja Niedringhaus Award for Courage in Photojournalism; very proud to be among some amazing photographers including winner of the award @stephsinclairpix and Louisa Gouliamaki, and thank you @instagram for sharing the news! #photojournalism #iwmf #instagram #war #conflict #civiliansinconflict #iraq #womeninphotography #womenphotograph #anjascourage --------------------------------------- #Repost @instagram with @repostapp ・・・ “I was curious to know what drove people to fight against their neighbors,” says photojournalist Nicole Tung (@nicoletung), who started covering conflict in 2011 amid revolutions in North Africa. More recently, she’s documented the mass displacement of civilians as Iraqi forces battled to retake Mosul from the Islamic State and the daily violence faced by residents of Aleppo, Syria. Nicole covers combat zones, but her focus is on how war affects the most vulnerable, bringing sensitivity and context to fast-changing and dire situations. “You have to show the reality and also not make it this horrible exposé, dramatic thing — which it is,” she says, “but I don’t want it to be sensational.” Today in Washington, D.C., the International Women’s Media Foundation (@theiwmf) is recognizing Nicole’s work with an honorable mention for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Photo by @nicoletung
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  • 11 days ago
    Whirling Dervishes perform the Sema ceremony at the Mevlana Cultural Center on in Konya, Turkey, April 2017. Shot on assignment for @lemondefr - "In Turkey, the confraternities who support President Erdogan": http://lemde.fr/2ojGiA5 #konya #turkey #turkeyreferendum #photojournalism #religion #politics #sufism #rumi #lemonde -------------------------------------- Members of the Mevlevi Order of Sufism, commonly known as Whirling Dervishes, perform the Sema, or worship, as a way to be closer to God. The Mevlevi Order of Sufis was founded by religious scholar, Sufi mystic, and poet Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi, or more famously, Rumi, who lived most of his life in Konya and is buried at the Mevlana Tomb.
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  • 12 days ago
    Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gathered for raucous celebrations marking the victory of the 'yes' vote on Sunday's referendum, outside the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Turks voted in a referendum with 18 proposed amendments to the constitution, with the 'yes' vote winning a narrow victory with 51.37%. The opposition has said that the results are unacceptable as it is believed voter fraud was involved. The proposed amendments will result in the office of the Prime Minister being abolished, and the government being changed to an executive presidency, giving President Erdogan sweeping powers and the possibility of staying in office until 2029. Shot on assignment for @lemondefr #turkey #istanbul #turkeyreferendum #photojournalism #politics #lemonde
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  • 12 days ago
    Two men talk in a teahouse as footage of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voting yesterday is seen playing on the television, in the Kasimpasa district of Istanbul, Turkey. Kasimpasa was the childhood home of the president and many residents are voting in favor of the referendum. The 'yes' vote has won 51.37% of the vote, which will give President Erdogan sweeping powers. Shot on assignment for @lemondefr #istanbul #turkey #turkeyreferendum #photojournalism #lemonde #politics
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  • 12 days ago
    A woman casts her vote at the Nisanci Mehmet Pasa school in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Shot on assignment for @lemondefr #turkey #turkeyreferendum #photojournalism #vote #istanbul #politics #lemonde -------------------------------------- Turks are voting in a referendum with 18 proposed amendments to the constitution, which were suggested by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, along with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). The proposed amendments, if approved, would result in the office of the Prime Minister being abolished, and the government being changed to an executive presidency, giving President Erdogan sweeping powers and the possibility of staying in office until 2029.
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  • 13 days ago
    Voting has finished around Turkey as millions cast their ballot in today's referendum. I had the chance to photograph some voters this past week and get their thoughts on the proposed constitutional amendments which could change the system of governance that Turkey has been under for nearly a century since the Republic's founding. Set of portraits: http://bit.ly/2oADIXA. Shot on assignment for Le Monde @lemondefr #turkey #turkeyreferendum #lemonde #politics #vote #photojournalism ----------------------------------------------------- Hasan Yuva, 27, poses for a portrait near a ferry pier in the Uskudar neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Mr. Yuva is a teacher in a madrassah, an Islamic education school. "Tayyip Erdogan doesn't bother women whether they wear the veil or not. But in the CHP [People's Republican Party] period, women who wore the veil and men who wore the religious gown weren't free. Most of us will live for a hundred years in this world, but the hereafter is infinite. I'm not a supporter of AK Party [Erdogan's ruling party]. But let's say you are going a road. There is only a horse cart. You would prefer an automobile, but you should use the horse cart anyway to avoid walking."
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  • 13 days ago
    #Repost @lemondefr with @repostapp ・・・ À Konya, en Turquie, les partisans du président Erdogan font du porte-à-porte en faveur du oui au referendum sur l’élargissement des pouvoirs du président qui se tiendra dimanche 16 avril. Si le oui l'emporte, Erdogan pourrait se maintenir au pouvoir jusqu'en 2029 -- Photo : Nicole Tung (@nicoletung) #pourlemonde -- #turquie #turkishreferendum #konya #anatolie #photojournalism #reportage #photo ----------------------------------------------------- Campaigners for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) go door to door in Konya, Turkey, April 2017, during canvassing to support the 'yes' vote in the upcoming referendum. The April 16 referendum will determine whether or not President Erdogan will get sweeping powers and longer terms as president, doing away with the office of the Prime Minister. About 85% of the campaigners for the 'yes' campaign are women, who have become vital in the lead up to the referendum. Shot on assignment for Le Monde. #turkey #turkeyreferendum
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  • 14 days ago
    People walk on the grounds of the Mevlana Museum in central Konya, Turkey, April 2017. The Mevlana Museum is the mausoleum where poet, Sufi mystic, and religious scholar Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi, or more famously, Rumi, is buried. Rumi lived most of his life in Konya, which is a pilgrimage site for Sufi believers around the world. Konya is also one of the most religiously conservative cities in Turkey, and a bastion of support for Turkish President Recep T Erdogan, which will vote overwhelmingly in favor of the 'yes' campaign this Sunday, for approval to constitutional changes. Shot on assignment for @lemondefr #konya #turkey #lemonde #dailylife #sufism #rumi #religion #culture #turkeyreferendum #politics #leica
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  • 15 days ago
    A boy, who collects recycling to earn money, peers over a wall of corrugated metal, sealing off a construction site. Konya is one of Turkey's 'Anatolian Tigers' - cities which have seen remarkable economic growth - and has benefitted enormously from Turkey's overall growth in emerging markets, becoming a boom town where development projects are a common sight. Konya, with a population of 1.2 million people, is expected to vote overwhelmingly in favor (85%) of the proposed constitutional changes. Shot on assignment for @lemondefr #konya #turkey #turkeyreferendum #referendum #photojournalism #lemonde #politics #economy #anatolia #dailylife #leica
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  • 16 days ago
    A poster of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the words "For the love of our country, our nation: YES" is seen lit up outside a residential complex in Konya, Turkey, April 2017. Shot on assignment for @lemondefr -------------------------------------- As the referendum on April 16 draws closer, the campaign in support of President Erdogan and the 'yes' vote - to allow him sweeping executive powers - has ramped up, with posters of the president and prime minister being placed on posters in the street to billboards on highways. Konya one of the most religiously conservative cities and a main base of support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The city and its surrounding areas, with a population of 1.2 million people, is expected to vote overwhelmingly in favor of President Erdogan. #konya #turkey #referendum #photojournalism #lemonde #politics #poster
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