Michael “Nick” Nichols (born 1952) is an American journalist, photographer and a founder of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Nichols was born in 1952 in Alabama. After studying at the University of North Alabama, where he met his mentor, former Life magazine photographer Charles Moore, Nichols began his photojournalism career in 1979, working for GEO magazine. Three years he later became a member of Magnum Photos where he worked until 1995 with its founders Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa. Starting from 1989 he has published more than 30 articles for the National Geographic and the same year was in collaboration with Jane Goodall to publish a book called Brutal Kinship.