African Photojournalism Database
Rahima Gambo 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 Journalism.
Her images can be seen on Roads and Kingdoms, the New York Times Lens blog, Buzzfeed News, Time Lightbox Photojournalism daily, Financial Times, Camera Austria, Quartz Africa, Forskning & Framsteg, Omvärlden amongst others. Rahima has worked for NGO’s such as UNHCR, Human Rights Watch, Malala Fund, Vitamin Angels and the Foundation for Refugee Economic Empowerment.
Rahima is a 2014 Magnum Foundation Fellow and an International Women's Media Foundation Fellow. She currently lives in Abuja, Nigeria.
Awards + Nominations + Workshops
2017, Winner of the Fourthwall books, photobook award, to publish a photobook based on the Education is Forbidden Project.
2017, Shortlisted for the Contemporary African Photography Prize
2017, Participant World Press Joop Swart Masterclass
2016 Lens Culture Emerging Talents Award
2015 Nominated for the FOAM Paul Huf Prize
2017 World Press Photo Masterclass, West Africa
2016 Foto.Factory Lagos workshop
2015 Nlele Institut Portfolio Review
2015 Magnum Foundation Photography Expanded “Digital Narratives”
2015 GJS Hostile Security Training, Kenya.