After a quick photography lesson from me to this 12 year Olumide in the Ijora Badia slum in Lagos. He tries to make portrait of his play mates in the neighbourhood. The Ijora-Badia slum was demolished in February 2013 bulldozers and riot police armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles stormed the slum without prior notice tearing down homes quickly leaving thousands displaced and homeless. The reason for this demolition is unclear. Some residents believe the area would be converted into an upper-class housing estate which seemed unlikely as it sits in an industrial area. Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #documentaryphotography#lagos#slum#socialjustice#tomsaater (at Ijora-Badia Lagos)
#Makoko #Lagos. Makoko was stablished in the 18th century primarily as a fishing village, much of Makoko rests in structures constructed on stilts above Lagos Lagoon. As of 2006, the area is essentially self-governing with a very limited government presence in the community and local security being provided by area boys. Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #everydayafrica#lagos#tomsaater#documentaryphotography (at Makoko Lagos)
Freed Boko haram abductees praying in a hospital ward where they are receiving treatment in Yola north east of Nigeria. Some of this women have been in Boko haram captivity with their children for more than 6 months. They have witnessed other abductees killed in cold blood during the kidnappings.
By Tom Saater @tomsaater 》》#viewimages #tomsaater #tomsaarterphotographer #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #everydayafrica #everdayeverywhere #nytimes #reportagespotlight