December 1, 2020 at 3:45 pm

Elizabeth Evans Baker Endowed Lecture by Fati Abubakar, Dec. 3

Fati Abubakar, portrait

Fati Abubakar

The Contemporary History Institute hosts the Elizabeth Evans Baker Endowed Lecture featuring Fati Abubakar on Thursday, Dec. 3, at noon.

Abubakar is a documentary photographer, photojournalist, and public health worker from Nigeria. She was born and raised in Maiduguri, Borno State. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in public health and health promotion, and an MFA in experimental and documentary arts. She specializes in documenting cities and towns, highlighting both the positives and negatives of each location. Focusing on health perspectives, she uses photography as a medium to highlight the problems at the community level. Her interests also include documenting cultures, conflict, urban poverty, rural development, and humanitarian issues, with a special interest in counter-narratives for underrepresented communities.

In 2015, she embarked on a personal project to showcase her hometown of Borno State, Nigeria at the time of Boko-haram. 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, Action Aid, and more.

This event is free and open to the public using the link above.  There will be an opportunity for Q&A.

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