Ruom Collective
A MULTIMEDIA COLLECTIVE BASED IN ASIA
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ABOUT US

Ruom specialises in multimedia projects and visual storytelling.

In Khmer “Ruom Kanea” means gathering together — and that’s what we’ve been doing for the last three years in terms of talent and expertise. Our team includes photographers, videographers, video producers and journalists drawn together by a passion for documentary and investigative work.

Because of our diverse professional and personal backgrounds - we are all from different parts of the world - we share a range of expertise that allow us to produce high quality material, tailored to the needs of our clients.

We are based in Asia, but our work has taken us all over the globe.

MEET THE TEAM

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NICOLAS AXELROD

PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER

Nick is a videographer and photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. His video and photography work has taken him around the region as well as throughout South Asia.

He has worked for a number of international humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF, WWF and UNDP. His  work has been published in various local and international publications, including The International New York Times and Time Magazine.

Nick has been based in Southeast Asia since 2008 and is a founding member of Ruom. 

 
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DENISE HRUBY

WRITER AND PRODUCER

Denise is an environmental journalist who writes and produces multimedia stories. Her work has taken her to more than a dozen countries across Asia and Europe, as well as to South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda. 

She has worked for The Washington Post, the Guardian, BBC, Al Jazeera and Süddeutsche Zeitung, amongst other English and German language publications, and has won several international journalism awards and fellowships. 

In China, she was a senior editor at Sixth Tone, where she was in charge of the publication’s award-winning, in-depth multimedia projects. Before that, she worked as features editor for the Cambodia Daily and as a freelance journalist covering Southeast Asia. 

Denise is currently based in Vienna, Austria, where she works and writes in English and German.

 
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THOMAS CRISTOFOLETTI

PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER

 
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MARTA KASTELAN

PRODUCER AND WRITER

Thomas is passionate about documenting climate change and the effects of development in the Mekong region. 

Thomas’s multimedia work have been featured in campaigns for international NGOs and INGOs, such as WWF, UNDP, USAID, and UNICEF. His photographs and videos have also been published in international magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, Al Jazeera and The Guardian. 

He has been working in Southeast Asia for the last eight years and is currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

He’s fluent in English, Italian and Spanish

Marta’s work focuses on women, gender and on the positive and negative impacts of corporations on those around them.

She has worked as a videographer for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia and for SNV Netherlands. Her journalistic work has been published in various regional and international publications, including the Guardian and Al Jazeera.

Marta has been based in Southeast Asia since 2013 and is currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

She is fluent in English and Polish, with very strong German and French.

 

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