Jinki Cambronero is an Australian-Filipino photographer, who has called New Zealand home for over twenty years.

Jinki’s photography practice is primarily documentary-based. She thrives when working intuitively, and is drawn to energy, expression, spirit and connection. Fostering safe spaces, building relationships and open communication are vital to her practice.

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.

Jinki has a background in graphic design and art direction. She spent the first nine years of her creative career at award-winning multidisciplinary studio Alt Group. Followed by design director roles at strategy-led studio Richards Partners. Jinki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, with majors in psychology, public relations and information management.

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 connect our love for animals, with the realities of their exploitation. She also just really enjoys being covered in dogs.

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Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Arts & Culture, Auckland Live, Auckland Stadiums, Metro Magazine, Saatchi & Saatchi, Les Mills, SAFE for Animals, Animals Aotearoa, New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Auckland Arts Festival, Atamira Dance Company, Black Grace, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland Theatre Company, Silo Theatre, and various clients in the film industry; and agencies Alt Group, Osborne Shiwan, Extended Whānau and Richards Partners.

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Portrait by Rebecca Zephyr Thomas.