Jinki Cambronero is an Australian-Filipino photographer, based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Jinki’s photography practice is primarily documentary-based. Commercially, she works broadly, with a speciality in movement and a growing love for portraiture.

Jinki thrives when working instinctually and looks for the real moments in between. She is drawn to energy, expression, spirit and connection. Fostering safe spaces, building relationships and open communication are vital to her practice.

Jinki has a background in design and art direction, and spent the first decade of her creative career at award-winning agencies. Jinki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, with majors in psychology, public relations and information management.

In 2016 Jinki was a recipient of the Kingsize Scholarship for emerging photographers. In 2018 she traveled to New York City to attend a life-changing VII Agency photojournalism workshop. In 2022 she was accepted into Women Photograph.

An animal lover since childhood (she once cried when her mother swatted a fly), Jinki’s personal work is focused on animal advocacy. In this work she strives to highlight animals as sentient beings with agency. And to connect our inherent compassion for animals, with the realities of their exploitation. She also just really enjoys being covered in dogs.

Professional memberships

Women Photograph

The Luupe

Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association

Group exhibitions

Work Show Grow — Despatch (The New Forest, UK, 2022)

Women’s Work — A Different Lens (Auckland, 2020)

AIPA x Greenpeace — Protect, Resist, Transform (Auckland, 2019)

Select clients

Animals Aotearoa, Aotearoa Vegan and Plant-based Living Magazine, Atamira Dance Company, Auckland Arts & Culture, Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Live, Auckland Stadiums, Auckland Theatre Company, Black Grace, Broadsheet, Les Mills, Metro Magazine, New Zealand International Comedy Festival, New Zealand Opera, Q Theatre, Rugby World Cup, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAFE for Animals, Silo Theatre, Sport New Zealand, Touch Compass, Unitec Institute of Technology; various clients in the film industry; and design agencies Alt Group, Akin, Extended Whānau, Osborne Shiwan, and Richards Partners.

Internationally, her work has been published in The Washington Post, NPR, The New York Times and Frankie Magazine.

Portrait by Rebecca Zephyr Thomas.