Nicole Bengiveno

Photojournalist Nicole Bengiveno’s work can be described as a blend of “sophisticated visual composition with an immediate connection to everyday people.” Covering news stories large and small, Bengiveno relies on her ability to cultivate relationships with her subjects. “You have to make a commitment to be there so they forget that you are there—so you disappear,” she said. “I feel it’s an honor when someone trusts you enough to let you into their lives.” Even when not covering a story, Bengiveno has a photographer’s eye: “I love the act of seeing,” she said. “Whenever I am outside walking, I find myself taking pictures—without a camera. I do that all the time.”

Source: Lens