About Me


Nelly Ating is a visual storyteller whose work focuses on deconstructing trauma in education, conflict, and migration. She reimagines tensed stories from a point that affectionately wields vulnerability as a powerful tool. Ating uses her stories for advocacy, putting faces to figures often seen in the news. 



Her work has been published on CNN, Premium Times, Vanguard, Thisday. Ating was also recently featured on CNN Africa, BBC World Service Radio, Lumix Festival for her work in Nigeria. She has exhibited at the 2019 Lagos Photo Festival, UAE Cultural Perspective art show, and 'Dis Lagos Life' organised by SMO Contemporary Art, Women Photograph Journal, and Photoville Brooklyn. 

She is a member of the Women Photograph, Girl Gaze, Black Women Photographers, and African Database for Photojournalist run by the World Press Photo.

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