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nicantaya@gmail.com
248.622.0915
Detroit, Michigan


Hi! I’m a full-time freelance photographer and photojournalist based in Detroit, Michigan. I specialize in reportage, portraits and photo essays for editorial and commercial clients. My work has taken me throughout the Midwest region and I am willing to travel. 

At the core, I love connecting with people through photography. The connection I make with others is just as important to me as the photo that is made.

I'm an alumnus of Michigan State University, the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) and the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXI. During my studies, I interned with The Boston Globe, The Herald (Jasper, Ind.) and The Grand Rapids Press/MLive.com (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

Recognition:

First Place Emerging Vision Photojournalist of the Year in National Press Photographers Association's 2022 Best of Photojournalism

Third Place Photographer of the Year in Michigan Press Photographers Association's 2023 Pictures of the Year

First Place Sports Photographer of the Year in Michigan Press Photographers Association's 2022 Pictures of the Year

American Photography 39 Chosen Winner 2x images

American Photography 38 Selected Winner 

Client List:

AARP
Adobe
American Legion
Associated Press
Bloomberg
Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Boston Globe
Bucknell University
Buzzfeed News
Chalkbeat
Crain’s Detroit Business
DBusiness
Detroit Free Press
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit News
European Pressphoto Agency
Getty Images


The Ground Truth Project
HOUR Detroit
Kaiser Health News
Lear Corporation
Les Echos
NASCAR
National Public Radio
The New York Times
NorthPoint Development
Outdoor Life
ProLiteracy
USAToday
University of Michigan
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post

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