AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS /
Thailand Int'l Photographer's Society
Volunteers In Asia
Sahani Housing Project
Noël M. Lindquist is an American travel photographer who can't decide if she's more in love with travel or photography, but quite relieved she doesn't have to choose between the two. For 25 years, she has been traveling and living around the world striving to fully capture the essence of a place and its people with her camera. Noël feels most alive arriving in places that are new to her, preferring to stay a significant amount of time in order to gain a deep cultural understanding, while experiencing as many of local customs as possible. She’s done just about everything imaginable to stay abroad - studying, working, volunteering, teaching, home staying.
Long drawn to cultures vastly different than her own, Noël has gone as far away as possible, for as long as possible, seeking to connect with people from all walks of life around the globe. Noël's photography often correlates with various human rights issues she's passionate about, and has worked on internationally, including anti-exploitation, child rights, gender equality, and ending street harassment. Noël is captivated with diversity and multiculturalism and lives to explore the common denominators we share as humans. She has lived in the United States, Denmark, Ireland, Thailand, the Dominican Republic, Morocco, Indonesia and Spain.
"We live in a big, bold, beautiful world worth exploring if you are given the chance. I don't think there is any better education, experience, or method for expanding yourself and your world view than traveling to the other side of the planet and plopping yourself down in a place that is completely foreign to you. I think you'll find - more often than not - that we are more similar than we are different, despite our culture, language, and nationality. We are all a part of a beautifully diverse human spectrum - a spectrum to which we all belong. This human spectrum is something to be celebrated, revered, preserved and shared."
— Noël M. Lindquist