Rahima Gambo

Rahima Gambo, Nigeria

Rahima Gambo (b. 1986) is a Nigerian photo journalist who explores themes of postcolonial Nigerian identity, gender, history, memory and socio-political issues through long-term visual projects.

Her images have been published in The New York Times, Time Lightbox Photojournalism daily, Financial Times, Camera Austria, Quartz Africa, Forskning & Framsteg and OmVärlden, amongst others. She was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Prize and listed as one of 15 Nigerian photographers to watch by the Nlele Institute.

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 was awarded as a finalist in the LensCulture Emerging Talent Award 2016.

She has a Masters Degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (2014), Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics (2008) and BA in Development Studies from the University of Manchester (2007).

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

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