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Fati Abubakar

Fati Abubakar is a documentary photographer, photojournalist, lecturer and public health worker in Nigeria who specializes in documenting cities and towns, highlighting both the positives and negatives of each location. She has a BSc in Nursing from University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, an MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion from London South Bank University, UK and an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University, USA. She focuses on health perspectives, using photography as a medium to highlight problems at the community level. She also has an interest in documenting cultures, conflicts, urban poverty, rural development and humanitarian issues. She has a special interest in creating counter-narratives for underrepresented communities. Her current work is a personal project to showcase her hometown of Borno State at the time of Boko Haram. Bits of Borno on social media has gained critical acclaim, and her work has been published in media outlets including the New York Times, BBC, Reuters, CNN, Voice of America, Newsweek Europe, Irish Times and Nigerian Newspapers such as ThisDay and The Blueprint. She has been commissioned to work with UNICEF, international Alert, Action Aid, NPR and other organizations.

Emma Shercliff