After Life and Death
Nicole Tung is a photojournalist who has been covering the conflicts in Libya and Syria in the Middle East for many years. She was born in Hong Kong, and studied at an international school in the city when she was young. After graduating from New York University, double majoring in history and journalism, she works on a freelance basis for international newspapers and magazine such as The New York Times.
Nicole believes that it is not difficult to take a dramatic picture of war, but what is more important is to use the photo to show the plight of civilians in wars, and how they struggle to survive. Besides, as a woman she understands more about women's stories, and she covered the army formed by ISIS female victims.
To Nicole who is a photojournalist covered widely on conflicts, it is no longer a new thing to witness the separation of life and death; but witnessing the deaths of Chris Hondos and Jim Foley, both were photojournalists and friends of hers - in particular the widespread video depicting Jim Foley beheaded by ISIS militants two years after his death - Nicole now has a deeper view of life and is more determined to pursue journalism as her lifelong career.