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Fati Abubakar: Storytelling Through The Lens Of A CameraGuardian Life

Fati Abubakar: Storytelling Through The Lens Of A CameraGuardian Life
34-year-old Fati Abubakar, a photographer, nurse and a humanitarian worker from Borno state, took a bold step at the time of suzerainty and onslaught by the group Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad notably known as Boko Haram.

The Accidental Photojournalist as she has nicknamed herself focuses on showcasing health challenges, community challenges, life in IDP camps, and other humanitarian issues.34-year-old Fati Abubakar, a photographer, nurse and a humanitarian worker from Borno state, took a bold step at the time of suzerainty and onslaught by the group Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad notably known as Boko Haram.Born and raised in Maiduguri, Borno state’s capital, her decision to tell untold narratives of her hometown in constructive ideals, through the eyes of a camera has helped the world see the real outcome of the place.“Bits of Borno” subtly erased the stereotype and prejudices towards Maiduguri and its inhabitant, communicating that people are living in tranquillity despite the conflict.

The Guardian Life asked her two pertinent questions on virality and perception: Did you know “Bits of Borno” will go viral?Her works have now been published in several international media outlets including New York Times, Financial Times, Council on Foreign Relations, Glamour, and Voice of America.

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