Greeting as Prayer

Watch your mouth when you around us-bey, by Allyn Gaestel.

“Allyn Gaestel is a writer interested in human dignity and complexity. Her home is in Lagos, Nigeria. She works internationally. She also makes photographs and has exhibited internationally including at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Liepzig, Germany,  Espaco Saracura in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and The Treehouse in Lagos, Nigeria. She has worked in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Togo, China, India, Nepal, France, Mexico, The Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. Allyn started her career as a United Nations Correspondent in New York, then lived in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, where she documented the failures of the aid response, the onset of the world’s largest cholera epidemic, and the first post-earthquake elections. She continued returning on reporting trips to cover ongoing human rights issues in the country. She moved to Lagos, Nigeria in 2014 to focus on long-form journalism and also became involved in the flourishing art scene.

She has reported and field produced documentary videos, including an award-winning short  for the New York Times. She has been recognized for her non-fiction, and her reporting on aid and development and women’s health.”

-A. Gaestal

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