Tom Saater is a young photograher based in Abuja, Nigeria. ‘I am very excited to be here. The African Artis’ Foundation had a call for photographers to send in their work. The best ones are selected and offered space in the Festival. And now here I am.’
The work Tom shows is made during the fiftieth anniversary of Nigeria. This gave him the opportunity to travel in a balloon and documented what was happening. ‘We do not have many balloons in Nigeria, so it was pretty exciting. It does give a new perspective I believe. You can fly incredibly low and very quietly.’
Tom is a documentary photographer interested in social issues. Clients vary from local newspapers to Africa Report, USAid and Time Out. At the moment he is working on a series about the French Cultural Centre. He is also part of the Invisible Boarders project which gives him the opportunity to travel with a group of Nigerian, Sudanese and Ethiopian photographers from Nigeria to Ethiopia.