Rahima Gambo (b.1986) is a Nigerian photographer and artist whose work ranges from the everyday to social issues often with a conceptual hue that looks critically at notions of storytelling. She came to artistic practice through photojournalism and she has been working independently on long term work that breaks away and questions it’s frameworks.
Gambo uses her work to ponder on her environment, identity, history, memory, freedom, escape, healing and the spaces in between these things. She is interested in the long-term processes of documentary storytelling often experimenting with other forms such as drawing, video, sculpture and installation.
In 2017 Gambo was a part of the prestigious Joop Swart masterclass and was shortlisted for the Contemporary African Photography Prize, the Africa Media Works Prize and nominated for the FOAM Paul Huf Prize a couple of years before. In 2017 she won the Fourthwall photobook award, to publish a photobook based on her long term project “Education is Forbidden”. In 2018 she was selected as a World Press Photo 6x6 Global talent.