Utopia presents a counter-narrative to the flawed portrayal of children from the Global South in many media and charity representations. It shows photos of children living in a camp for internally displaced persons in Nigeria.
Having been forcefully evicted from their homes in north-eastern Borno state by Boko Haram terrorists who have also abducted hundreds of schoolchildren, killed tens of thousands of people, and bombed major cities – the children hope for a brighter future.
Utopia explores the themes of race; representation and identity politics, resilience, conviviality, migration, and enterprise, challenging the visual stereotypes of the developing world in global development discourse. This ongoing project also curates the photovoice images of these resilient children, enabling self-narrativization.