At the end of 2016, I traveled with writer Jessica Benko for UNDP @undp
to document stories of survivors of violent extremism across Sub-Saharan Africa. The United Nations Development Programme estimates that more than 33,300 Africans have lost their lives to violent extremism during 2011 to March 2016, and millions have seen their livelihoods affected through displacement.
Together we created the book ‘Survivors’ that captures the stories of 36 survivors in Uganda, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Nigeria and Ivory Coast. The images will be on display in front of the National Parliament in Copenhagen on Wednesday next week, and the photo book will be launched at Fotografiska in Stockholm on the same day. The project will also be on display at Photoville in Brooklyn, New York. Please come by if you find yourself in any of these three places! #SurvivorsofExtremism