Bits of Borno

About Bits of Borno

Bits of Borno is a photography project created by Fati Abubakar to document everyday life in Borno State, a place ravaged by Boko haram.
Fati Abubakar is a documentary photographer, photojournalist, public health humanitarian health worker from Nigeria. She specializes in documenting cities, towns highlighting both the positives and negatives of each location.
She focuses on health perspectives, using photography as a medium to highlight the problems at community level. She also has an interest in documenting cultures, conflict, urban poverty, rural development and humanitarian issues. She has a special interest in counter narratives for underrepresented communities.



She has embarked on a personal project to showcase her hometown of Borno State, Nigeria at the time of Bokoharam. A project which has been titled ‘Bits of Borno’ on social media has gained critical acclaim and has been published in media outlets including The New York Times, BBC, Reuters, CNN, Voice of America, Newsweek Europe, Africa is a Country blog, Nigerian newspapers such as ThisDay and the Blueprint. She has been commissioned to work with UNICEF, International Alert, Media Information and Narrative Development (MIND). Her work with MIND on water and environmental issues such as waste disposal titled ‘Water Wahala’ was exhibited in March, 2016.

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