Languages Spoken: English,Hausa and Pidgin
Years of experience: Less than 3
HEFAT certification? no
Maryam Turaki (b. 1991) is a documentary photographer based in Abuja, Nigeria, driven by a passion for humanity and life. She focuses on humanitarian, cultural, social stories, education, and human rights issues in Africa.
She is intrigued by people: their pasts, their present, what brought them here, what keeps them going. In the brief moment that an image captures a look, a setting, a pose, it gives a glimpse into the uniqueness of each person, revealing a never before seen page from a never heard story.
Photography is a tool for healing. In looking at others, we see ourselves. In telling their stories, she tells hers.
She is an alumna of the National Geographic Photo Camp, an AWWAS Mentee and has been on assignment with several organizations within and outside Nigeria.
She had her first exhibition in October 2017 at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Abuja.