International Women's Day: Nicky Quamina-Woo on her photo project on coastal erosion

Nicky Quamina-Woo interview
(Image credit: Nicky Quamina-Woo)

Nicky is a black and Polynesian visual researcher who divides her time between south-east Asia, the African continent and New York. The tenacity of the human spirit fascinates Nicky and influences her approach to making images. Although Nicky initially studied photography psychology at university, she came to realize that her true interests lay in celebrating the nuances of the human story rather than in just parsing them. After initially working as a photo producer and photo assistant, Nicky became a documentary photographer three-and-a-half years ago. Nicky won the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2020, for her project As The Water Comes. Prior to that, Nicky was a recipient of the inaugural Reuters Storytelling grant for her work on a Tanzania- based project about the intersection of western medicine and witchcraft.

A boy on a ruined sea wall in Saint Louis, Senegal (Image credit: Nicky Quamina-Woo)

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Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine, and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for over 20 years, and on various point-and-shoot models for years before that. 

Working alongside professional photographers for many years as a jobbing journalist gave Niall the curiosity to also start working on the other side of the lens. These days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, and he also enjoys dabbling with studio still life. 

On the site you will see him writing photographer profiles, asking questions for Q&As and interviews, reporting on the latest and most noteworthy photography competitions, and sharing his knowledge on website building.