Anne Ackermann is a documentary photographer based in Germany working worldwide. Her work often focuses on women’s and contemporary issues, touching themes ranging from migration and aftermath to skin bleaching and plastic surgery, from...
When Nnenna and Jemmy ride their motorcycles through the busy streets of the megacity of Lagos in Nigeria, people sometimes stare at their chests to make sure they are really women. Indeed they are! Together with the other ladies of the Female Biker Initiative ( F.B.I.) they are busy changing the gender roles in their country by being the inspiration they are and by using the attention they get very well: partnering with health organisations they raise awareness on cervical cancer and organise free screenigs for women. Cervical cancer kills one woman every hour in Nigeria.
commissioned by and published in BRIGITTE Magazine Germany, August 2019 text available.