Nana Safiana

Nana is an Independent Photographer born in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, raised by immigrant parents who once were refugees that fled Vietnam by boat (father) and land (mother) during the Vietnam War. She has been exposed to pain, suffering, hatred, violence and death when she was working as a press photographer for a Malaysian newspaper. She later decided to quit her job as she believes every story has two different sides.

Through photography, she expresses her perspectives to educate and evoke emotions with the power of compassion, empathy, humility, love and peace. Every photo she takes teaches her something, whether it’s about herself or the subject itself, or even the world.

My Sessions

Visual Journalism: Pictures Paint a Thousand Words

Black Box
Journalism Campus Panels

Information has existed since the beginning of time – from chiselling stone tablets to swiping on paper thin ones – and has evolved tremendously into various forms to keep up with the changing habits of consumers. How do we tell important stories in the age of Instagram? Have social media platforms given photojournalists a second […]