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Samuel James is a photographer, writer and educator from Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 2008, he has been working on an extensive documentary engagement with Nigeria, pursuing long-term, independent projects as well as assignments for the international media. He teaches nonfiction storytelling at the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at the Institute for Global Leadership of Tufts University. His photography has been recognized by the VII Photo/Exposure Alexandra Boulat Award, the Blue Earth Alliance and the Sony World Photography Organization Award and the British Journal of Photography, who named him one of the “20 photographers to watch in 2013″. He holds a degree in political science from Tufts University and is based in New York City and Lagos, Nigeria.