Born in 1986, Rahima Gambo is a Nigerian documentary photographer and visual artist living and working in Nigeria.
Photography is the medium Rahima chooses to explore her identity, memory and social issues affecting her home country. Her work leans towards intimate and complicated narratives about Nigerian lives, including her own.
Rahima was a 2014 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Fellow and her images can be seen in the New York Times, Leadership Newspaper Nigeria, the Nation Newspaper, Interview Magazine, Quartz Africa, Journ Africa, Forskning & Framsteg and Modern Filosofi Magazine Sweden. Her work has been exhibited in the Nlele Institute Lagos Open Range and at the 2015 Bamako Biennale.
In June 2015, she was awarded a grant by the International Women's Media Foundation-Howard G. Buffet Fund to pursue a long term photographic based project titled "Education is Forbidden" about students affected by the insurgency in North Eastern Nigeria.
She has a Masters from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Development Studies from the University of Manchester.
© Rahima Gambo 2016