2018 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year Nominee

Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs to Them. Somehow These Teenage Girls Survived.

Photographer

Adam Ferguson

The New York Times

21 September, 2017

Aisha (14) stands for a portrait in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. After being kidnapped by Boko Haram, Aisha was assigned a suicide bombing mission, but managed to escape and find help instead of detonating the bombs.

About

Adam Ferguson

He studied photography at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. After graduating he traveled from port to port through the Caribbean and Mediterranean as crew on a ...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/200
Focal length
35.0 mm
F-Stop
2.0
ISO
1600

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