02. September 2018 - 28. October 2018
Stolen Girls
Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story

Lydia, 17, Nigeria, Juli 2015 Alle Fotos: Andy Spyra
The Abduction of 276 young girls from Chibok in northwest Nigeria by the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram sparked global outrage in 2014. The campaign #BringBackOurGirls was started. Still the Boko Haram story continues to unfold; thousands of girls are estimated to be in captivity to this day.

In 2015, journalist Wolfgang Bauer and photographer Andy Spyra spent several weeks in Nigeria with girls and women who had managed to escape and who recounted their ordeal. They give voice to these women and girls, allowing them to speak about the horrors during their captivity.

"Unmissable is the statement in Andy Spyra's outstanding photographs: 'Ecce homo - behold the man!'" (Ellen Dietrich, Head of the picture department of DIE ZEIT).

In 2016, Wolfgang Bauer's reporting on Boko Haram won him the prestigious Nannen Prize.

Filmed interviews
On occasion of the exhibition two filmed interviews by Christoph Büchler were be shown, too, that won him the award for young artists from Ulm in 2017:

Clara, 16, Nigeria, Juli 2015.
Clara, 16, Nigeria, Juli 2015.

9:32 Min
Clement was living a good life with his family in Benin-City, Nigeria. The crisis began when the terror of Boko Haram broke into his world. Clement fled from his home.

15:28 Min

Benjamin, grown up in the northern part of Nigeria, lived in Abuja, capital city of Nigeria. He dreamt of joining the Armed Forces one day to fight corruption and crime. His dream became a nightmare.


Talatu, Nigeria, Juli 2015
Talatu, Nigeria, Juli 2015

Project management: Karla Nieraad, Andrea Kreuzpointner

The exhibit is kindly supported by Museum Haus Löwenberg, Gengenbach.