Profiles in Nigerien Artisanry: The Artists of Niamey


The Niger Artisans Project consists of 12 candid conversations with artisans working in Niamey, Niger. The artisans featured here fall into a category more closely related to the corresponding Hausa term ma’aikatan hannu, or people who work with their hands. This broader definition resulted in a group of interviewees ranging from a vendor who re-purposed old tires to a fashion designer.

Project Participants

Mustapha Kurfi (Producer) Lori De Lucia (Filming, Production, Editing, Web Design) John Hutchison (Conception and Coordination) Yazi Dogo (Ajami Transcription Coordinator) Mansour Yazi Dogo (Production Assistant) Ibro Chekaraou (Latin Transcription) Jessica Choi (Photography) Peter Quella (Project Manager)

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