Nikki is based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her passion and interest in photography developed in the late 90’s, after extensive travels in many third world countries where she developed her passion to document her surroundings though the lens of a camera. On her return to South Africa, she completed various photographic and printing courses.
She loves to document positive social and humanitarian projects by capturing the fleeting beauty of truth. Her work is created with the intention of piecing together and illuminating the common ground of human experience, and to gain a deeper understanding of both life and herself. She has had her work featured in several publications and has exhibited widely.
Nikki won the Tudor Sigma Documentary Photo Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2008, and was awarded Silver for her entry in the Documentary Category of the Profoto Awards 2009. She has been selected by the head of the European Press Photo Agency Germany and the head of Magnum Photos New York as an official member of the World Press Photo All Stars team for their project Twenty Ten; African media on the road to 2010 (and beyond).
A selection of Nikki’s images are also available for viewing in the Features area of her website.