Ndeye Fatou Thiam
Dakar, Senegal · Photography
The book about resilience titled Issue de Secours (Exit) is a 10 part culmination of personal experiences and research of others’ stories about sexual abuse. It was created in the context of a society where sexual violence is taboo, yet majority of the cases happen within the family.
The book acts as an awareness campaign about sexual abuse geared to talking directly to people about it through the medium of photo and text counteracting the high level of misinformation that Senegalese society (specially girls) have about sexual violence.
Ndeye Fatou Thiam (Ina Makosi) is a self-taught photographer, visual storyteller and hip-hop activist from Senegal. As the manager of Urban Doc, is in charge of documenting the movement of urban culture in Dakar. This is how she has been able to develop her visual expression then expand further to confront other urgent subjects.
In 2011, she joined Africulturban, an association dedicated to hip-hop and urban cultures. She trained at its first academy, working closely with Senegalese filmmaker Fatou Kandé Senghor.