Nicole Tung

Nicole Tung @nicoletung

http://www.nicoletung.com/

Ferry crossings & magic light, 2016. Istanbul always feels a little melancholic. #istanbul #turkey #ferry #dailylife
Sunset along the Golden Horn last week on the day of Turkey's referendum, shot for @lemondefr #istanbul #turkey #photojournalism #sunset #dailylife #latergram
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
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.
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
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
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.
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."
#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
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
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
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
College students and vocational trainees are seen following a speech by Turkish Member of Parliament Dr. Leyla Sahin Usta, where she discussed the conflicted history of headscarves for women in Turkey, at the Imam Hatip School in Konya, Turkey on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Shot on assignment for @lemondefr - link to essay: http://lemde.fr/2oYijrd -------------------------------------- As a member of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) led by President Erdogan, Dr. Usta has also been campaigning in Konya to encourage citizens to vote 'yes' in the upcoming referendum on April 16. Her speech was intended to address many of the concerns of devout young women, who feel it is their right to dress according to their religious beliefs. Turkey has long debated the legality of wearing headscarves in public spaces including universities and government areas including parliament, as a secular state. "Without him [the President], I would have said goodbye to higher education, because girls dressed like me were banned from public institutions," said a student in economics, as reported by Marie Jego. #konya #turkey #referendum #photojournalism #education #youth #women #religion
Campaigners for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) go door to door in the Kara Aslan neighborhood of Konya, Turkey, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, during canvassing to support the 'yes' vote in the upcoming referendum. Shot on assignment for @lemondefr - link to photo essay:http://lemde.fr/2oYijrd -------------------------------------- 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 8,000 campaigners in Konya region for the 'yes' campaign are women, who have become vital in the lead up to the referendum. #konya #turkey #referendum #vote #anatolia #photojournalism #leica
A man sits in front of a poster of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside a factory processing wool in the Selcuklu district of Konya, Turkey, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, shot on assignment for @lemondefr, link to photo essay: http://lemde.fr/2oYijrd. ----------------------------------------------------- Konya is a bastion of support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP, the ruling Justice and Development Party. The city and its surrounding areas, with a population of 1.2 million people, is expected to vote overwhelmingly in favor of President Erdogan in an upcoming referendum on April 16, which will determine whether or not constitutional changes will grant the presidency greater, more sweeping powers. #turkey #konya #referendum #anatolia #dailylife #leica
Whirling dervishes wait backstage before the start of their Sema ceremony on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Konya, Turkey. Members of the Mevlevi Order of Sufism, founded by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi, who lived in Konya for most of his life, perform the Sema (worship) as a way to be closer to God, reaching the source of perfection. In Konya for a few days for @lemondefr ---------------------------------------------------- #whirlingdervish #konya #turkey #religion #sufism #everydayturkey #mevlana #leica
Atop an Istanbul roof with the grand Süleymaniye mosque as a backdrop #istanbul #turkey #everydayturkey #sunset #roof #validehan #view
Kurdish women dance during Newroz celebrations marking the first day of spring in Istanbul #newroz #istanbul #turkey #dance #tradition #spring #photojournalism