Nicole Frugé joined the San Antonio Express-News in April 2003. She has covered the war in Iraq, returning frequently to the region to document the lives of ordinary Iraqis and American soldiers coping with the evolving conflict and its consequences.
She photographed other major news events including the 2008 presidential election and Hurricane Katrina, as well as more intimate projects on homeless families and the decline of the independent Texas shrimper.
Her work has been honored by NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and the Southern Short Course in News Photography.
Frugé is a wayward Cajun, born in New Orleans, who fell in love with all things Texan. In her free time, she’s happiest wearing an old pair of Wranglers and eating crawfish.