Jim Tan Nuevo started his professional career at age 19 as a photojournalist in the local newspaper in Davao City, Philippines in 2001. He also worked for Associated Press as a Correspondent Stringer, submitting photos on the war and conflict in Mindanao. Then, he also became one of the closed-in photographer for Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte of Davao City, who is currently the President of the Republic of the Philippines in 2020. Before leaving the country, he had a one-man show exhibition on Boracay Island, sponsored by Nikon in 2015.
He currently lives in the Bay Area, California, USA with his wife and son, and is working on Street Photography in San Francisco.
His style is photojournalistic by discipline, but surreal and technical from artistic standards. On his free time, Jim Tan Nuevo is a sculptor, visual artist, DJ, and cultural performing artist.