About

Founder
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Nicola Gray
Founder

Nicola Gray holds a BA Communications and MA Writing, and has worked in international education as a teacher, manager and workshop facilitator for many years. In 2015, she worked for some time in the government funded Adult Migrant English Program, where she met many refugees and other migrants from around the world for the first time in her life. Nicola subsequently founded New Humans of Australia, a social media storytelling project which details the stories of refugees and migrants to Australia. Her dream is to change the way Australians see one another.

Communications Advisor
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Cassandra Scott

Since 2012 Cassandra has worked full-time in the company she established, Contextual Communications Pty Ltd, accepting high level briefs from blue chip corporations and the public sector, and strategic assignments from start-ups and NGOs.

Transcriptionists
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Alex Wise

Alex has worked in communication roles across the corporate, government and university sectors, and holds a BA in Communication (Hons) and International Studies. She is currently undertaking a Doctor of Creative Arts degree, with a focus on memory, place and the concept of home.

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Alison Elliot

Alison has worked in a number of administrative roles, but predominantly in forensic pathology, in various states and territories, and also holds a BA in Fine Art. She currently lives in Canberra working in both forensic pathology and endocrinology, is a mum and volunteers with a local charity organisation that assists victims of domestic violence by way of event planning and coordination to help raise awareness and funds.

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Roselle Tenefrancia

Roselle Tenefrancia lives on the Gold Coast, and is an editor of a local boating magazine that she and her husband own. She moved to the Gold Coast from the Philippines in 2012 with her husband (an Aussie from Melbourne) and their then one-year-old son. Being a migrant to Australia, she has had to learn so many things. But despite the personal struggles – mostly emotional and psychological – she strongly believes that being an active community member has helped her in accepting things she cannot change, and has opened up opportunities to interact with many people of various backgrounds and to appreciate Australia for what it is.

Photographers
David Brewster
MELBOURNE

David Brewster is a Melbourne-based writer and photographer. He has been taking pictures for most of his life, since his father gave him a Kodak Instamatic 126 format camera at an early age. David’s photographic interests are broad though centre on urban and travel photography. In all his work, whether portraits or headshots, events, performance or art work, David is intensely interested in showing the authentic human element.

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Anne Casey
SYDNEY

I live in and love the inner west of Sydney and I also love photography, something that I have taken up later in life. Working with New Humans of Australia has given me to the opportunity to meet some incredible people so thank you Nicola!

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Ryan Ammon
PERTH

Ryan Ammon is an experienced, award winning Perth-based photographer with international qualifications and training. After completing a bachelor degree with honours at Edith Cowan University, Ryan has built a professional career in photography, specialising in wedding, portrait and fashion. He passes on his passion through educational programs and workshops, teaching through Edith Cowan University, World Press Photo Perth, YMCA and Shoot Photography Workshops. Ryan has also spent time photographing and teaching photo-journalism abroad; most recently in China, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. His portfolio is extensive, with work published both locally and internationally.

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Sebastian Kappen
DARWIN

I’m born in Germany and live already for 14 years in Darwin (not so new Human of Australia any more) Photography is my passion, I’m specialised in photographing young to old Humans. Kids' birthdays, weddings, portraits and not to forget the award winning Malak Marketplace. I love the diversity here in Darwin, where are many people from all over the world come to work and live together.

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Alex Winner
NEWCASTLE

Alex Winner is an Australian photographer specialising in Wedding Photography, Videography, Portraits and Films. Professionally operating for 4 years, he has grown a vast portfolio through his skills, networking and passionate love for the printed and digital image. Alex started his love for photography in 2007 and was trained by Newcastle Practitioners, through hands on experience in conjunction with other professional photographers. Since creating his business, Alex has gone on to showcase his talents through film and video, founding the Newcastle based production company 7 Heads Productions in 2014. Producing short films and media for various networks, Alex is working his way into the film industry with the ambition of Cinematography in mind.

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Simone Cheung
SYDNEY

I was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia when I was six years old. I came from a lower socioeconomic background, and witnessed a lot of physical violence between my parents. My life experiences drove me to my passion and desire to dedicate my life to the community and especially to people from disadvantaged backgrounds. A largely self-taught photographer, I have had an interest in photography since I got my hands on my parents' film camera when I was about 10 years old. My photography is all about capturing those simple, ordinary moments in an extraordinary way. I want to show that every single person regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or social status has that magical moment just waiting to be captured.

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Travis Kittel
ADELAIDE

As a heavy diesel mechanic I wanted to have a hobby I could do in my free time, so I started my photography journey back in 2009 when I moved to Canada and was travelling a lot, focusing primarily on landscapes and Astro photography, I have slowly branched into portraiture. Having moved back home to Australia I am now taking photos whenever I get time available and am not working. It’s my true passion.

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