Ibrahim Mansur

Nigeria

Photographer, Social Media Manager

TheCable

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Mansur Ibrahim, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, holds a post graduate diploma in Digital Media and Implementation from the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos. He is an internationally featured photojournalist and videographer at TheCable, Nigeria’s independent online newspaper, where he is currently the social media manager and lead photojournalist. Ibrahim currently travels the length and breadth of the country to document the Nigerian story.

Mansur started his journalism career a decade ago as a social media manager. He fell in love with photography while on an assignment when he observed the interesting ways photojournalists in the field paraded with their DSLR cameras while he held a smartphone. He returned to the newsroom and researched how to become a photojournalist. His CEO saw the passion and bought him his first camera, a Fujifilm FinePix s4050.

In 2017, he was among the few photojournalists selected for a two-day intensive training on "Photojournalism in the Digital Age" by the U.S Consulate in Lagos.

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Ibrahim was one the few photojournalists who bravely monitored and captured activities at sample collection centers and other vital places while millions were locked down in their homes.

Some of his major highlights are his involvement in documenting the bloody intercommunal clashes in Ebonyi State, southeast Nigeria; the 2015 and 2019 Nigerian General Elections; coverage of the #EndSARS protests across Lagos; and an exposé on female mechanics in Sokoto, northwest Nigeria, where women are usually restricted due to religious and cultural beliefs.

In December 2020, Ibrahim was among the first few photojournalists to report live pictures from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, northwest Nigeria, after the abduction of over 300 boys. In February 2020, Ibrahim was the first photojournalist to report first-hand from a secondary school where over 100 girls were kidnapped in Jangebe, Zamfara State, northwest Nigeria.

His work has been published by Seattle Times, The Irish Times, Yahoo News, Radio France International, Mint (India), Voice of America, Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press, where he is currently a freelancer.

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