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Rahima Gambo (b.1986) explores themes of postcolonial Nigerian identity, gender, history, memory and socio-political issues through long-term visual projects she began to formulate soon after completing her masters in Journalism in 2014. Her work navigates the spaces between documentary, art and photojournalism to produce multilayered visual storytelling.

Her images have been featured in the New York Times Lens blog, Time Lightbox Photojournalism daily, and published in the Financial Times, Camera Austria, Quartz Africa, Forskning-Framsteg, Omvärlden amongst others. She was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Prize in 2015.

Her work has been exhibited at the Nlele Institute Lagos Open Range and at the 2015 Bamako Biennale. Rahima was a 2014 Magnum Foundation Fellow and is an International Women's Media Foundation Fellow.

She is currently working on a project about the social construction of Nigerian "womanhood" and their interior lives. She lives and works in Nigeria.


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