Rahima Gambo

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Rahima Gambo © Francis Kokoroko

2017, stories,

2017, stories,

2017, stories,

2017, stories,

6x6 Global Talent: Africa 2018  

“Rahima Gambo's project ‘Education is Forbidden’ is an important issue told in a visually interesting way with the use of mixed media. The straight forward reportage pictures tell us about daily life … whereas the drawings and the creative portraits give a depth to the story.”

- Søren Pagter, Denmark, photojournalism department head The Danish School of Media and Journalism

Rahima Gambo explores themes of post-colonial Nigerian identity, gender, history, memory and socio-political issues through transmedia visual projects she began to formulate soon after completing her masters in Journalism.

Her work navigates the spaces between documentary, visual art and photojournalism to produce multi-layered narratives that can take multiple forms.

She is a 2014 Magnum Foundation Fellow and an International Women's Media Foundation Fellow. She was a participant in World Press Photo’s prestigious Joop Swart Masterclass 2017 and is a winner of the 2017 Fourthwall Books’ African Photobook Award.

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