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Natalia Jidovanu is an independent Moldovan-Portuguese photojournalist and communications consultant based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Working in the East African region since 2014, she has documented gender, forced displacement and social inequality issues. Her work has taken her to South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, Togo and Mozambique, and has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Al Jazeera, The Telegraph, Bloomberg Businessweek, among others. She produces content regularly – photo, video and text – for international non-profit and humanitarian organizations such as Action Aid, Leonard Cheshire, Book Aid International, MSF, Huru International, etc.
An avid defender of participatory methods to foster reflection and dialogue, Natalia is also an experienced Participatory Photography Trainer, having designed and coordinated participatory projects with diverse groups in Kenya and Somalia for UNICEF, Amref Health Africa, Carolina for Kibera.
She offers photography and storytelling training services for NGOs and professionals working in the non-profit sectors.
Natalia is also the founder and Executive Director of Art Rise – a non-profit organization that uses arts and education to empower young people from vulnerable backgrounds in Kenya.
She is a member of Women Photograph, Frontline Freelance Register and Foreign Correspondents Association of East Africa.