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
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.
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.
PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER
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 is a freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker covering Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. She has been based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, since 2012 but her work often takes her to neighboring countries and to Poland, where she was born and lived until 2001.
She specializes in features and investigations - her work has been published in The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Newsweek, Vice, Southeast Asia Globe, Voice of America and South China Morning Post, among many others.
When not working as a journalist, she produces and shoots videos for private clients and non-profit organizations. Some of her clients include: the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia (UN OHCHR), ActionAid, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), among many others.
Marta is bilingual, fluent in English and Polish, with very strong French and German.