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Nicole Frugé

San Francisco Chronicle
Director of Photography
Nicole Frugé became the Director of Photography for the San Francisco Chronicle in 2016. She takes a documentary photography approach to better understand the people directly affected by current events and public policy. Before photo editing, she spent 10 years working as a staff photographer for newspapers in Texas and Florida. She covered the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina for the San Antonio Express-News.

The Chronicle's photo editors were named the Picture Editing Team of the year by the National Press Photographer Associate's Best of Photojournalism contest in 2014. Frugé received an Award of Excellence for her portfolio from Pictures of the Year International and was named the NPPA's Region 8 Photographer of the Year for 2008. Her work has also been honored by the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, The Society for News  Design, and the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar.