RISING NIGERIAN PHOTOGRAPHER LUBEBETU ABUBAKAR

Lubabetu Abubakar is a 24-years-old Nigerian photographer based in Port-Harcourt who embodies the new creative generation in Nigeria with such works as “Ghosts and Lanterns”, “Ojoro” and “Eniyamere”. She graduated from an English Law School in 2015 and has been working as a lawyer until she decided to fully commit herself to photography in 2016. Since then Abubakar has been described by the Nigerian art scene as one of the most ingenious of the country regarded as giving emotional and aesthetic work of the Nigerian society. Furthermore, the artist has been granted the chance to feature her work in Vogue Italia, FADER and Positive Magazine which was a stepping stone to recognition outside the Nigerian borders.

 

Abubakar’s works carry a clear reference to the work of the British photographer Harley Weir, especially regarding themes of emotion, study of faces as well as body language in a bustling Nigerian society.

 

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