Lucy Nicholson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist from London, UK. She is currently based in Los Angeles as Reuters' Senior Photographer. She previously worked as a photojournalist in Mexico City and a newspaper reporter in the UK.

She is an experienced photo and video editor. Her latest Reuters photography, video and text reports can be seen on her blog.

She has photographed stories that include seven Olympic Games, World Cup soccer, presidential elections in Afghanistan, Hong Kong protests, California wildfires, and social documentary stories all over the United States. She was featured in an International Olympic Committee Rio 2016 video: One Shot. Photographing the Olympic Games.

She was a 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner in Breaking News Photography for Reuters team coverage of migration. She contributed a video story to Reuters' Emmy-nominated documentary project 'Times of Crisis'. She was shortlisted for the 2014 and 2015 Agency Photographer of the Year by The Guardian. Her video 'Homegirl Cafe' was a 2011 Webby Awards honoree for Documentary: Individual Episode. Other photography awards include: the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards; POYi 70 , POYi 72, and POYi76; the 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2012 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar; the 2020 NPPA Best of Photojournalism Contest.

Her photographs have been exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, Somerset House in London, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, and Brooklyn Museum in New York (Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present ).

She has lectured at SXSW, the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Olympic Museum, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, NPPA's Northern Short Course, the Western Canadian News Photographers Association conference, Brooks Institute and USC.

Her sister Sophie is a television, radio and print journalist who currently works as AFP's Deputy Head of Social Media and Fact Checking in Paris.