Nina Emett

Nina Emett (nee Chohda) was born in London and is from a mixed heritage background - India and Finland. She is Co-founding Director of arts education organisation, FotoDocument. Nina studied Photojournalism at London College of Communication, University of the Arts (1997) and has an MSc in International Development, University of London (2005). She has combined a career as a documentary photographer with roles in policy, strategy and management in the voluntary and public sector.

As a photographer, she has freelanced for various publications (including The Independent, The Voice), NGOs (including Amnesty International, Medical Foundation) and businesses such as Brittany Ferries and PwC. As a charity manager (Salusbury WORLD 1999-2003) and refuge/hate crime policy officer (Brighton and Hove City Council 2005-2010), Nina has a track record of conceptualising, developing and delivering a wide range of arts and issue-based projects from strategy through delivery.  In 2006 she took a sabbatical to work with genocide victims in Rwanda for the charity SURF.

Nina is Chair of award-winning performing arts charity BandBazi and is also a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Nina is a passionate believer that documentary photography is a powerful communication tool. In 2009 she founded arts education social enterprise FotoDocument which commissions world-class documentary photo essays which have a focus on positive environmental issues and installs them in high-profile public spaces order to inspire and engage a large and diverse audience.

www.fotodocument.org