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nicantaya@gmail.com
+1 (248) 622-0915
Detroit, Michigan


I’m a full-time freelance photographer and photojournalist based in Detroit, Michigan. 

At the core, what I love about being a photographer is connecting with people. For me, the experience I have in connecting with others is just as important as the photo that is made.  I approach storytelling through documentary photography and portraiture.

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


Recent Recognition:

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

Sports Photographer of the Year in Michigan Press Photographers Association's 2021 Pictures of the Year

American Photography 38 Selected Winner 

Client List:

The New York Times

The Washington Post

National Public Radio

Getty Images

The Detroit Free Press

HOUR Detroit

Issue Media Group

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Kaiser Health News

ProLiteracy

USAToday


The Wall Street Journal

Buzzfeed News

The Detroit News

Crain's Detroit Business

NASCAR

The American Legion

Associated Press Content Services

The GroundTruth Project

The Boston Globe

Chalkbeat

European Pressphoto Agency

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