Nic first came to Asia after a year at art school in London. Taking up photography in 1991, he based himself in Bangkok and began work in Cambodia. Assignments have taken him to Burma, India, Vietnam and Timor Leste. He later joined one of the world’s leading photographic agencies, Panos Pictures, and published his first book with Paul Davies entitled War of the Mines. His work has been published worldwide in The Observer, Newsweek, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Marie-Claire and The South China Morning Post. He has also worked for numerous aid organizations including the Mines Advisory Group, Oxfam and UNICEF. In 1999, he received an award from the Johns Hopkins University for Excellence in International Journalism for exposing Pol Pot’s chief executioner Comrade Duch, a story recounted in his book The Lost Executioner. Nic also co-directed the Emmy nominated HBO film Burma Soldier. His latest book, Brave New Burma, is a powerful photographic portrait of Burma under military rule.
Yvan has been a professional freelance photographer in Asia for two decades. He has worked for long list of leading international publications, with credits that include covers for Time Magazine, AsiaWeek, L’Express, International Herald Tribune, The New York Times and the Far Eastern Economic Review among others. A decade ago Yvan co-founded Asia’s leading online picture agency OnAsia Images. Responding to changes in the photo industry, last year he co-founded www.lightrocket.com a brand new platform for photographers which aims to provide serious enthusiast and professional photographers around the world with the tools they need to succeed.