Samuel James '08

United States - New York, NY

Samuel James is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a degree in political science from Tufts University and studied photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since 2007, he has been working on an extensive independent documentary engagement with Nigeria, Africa’s most populous and largest oil-producing nation. He is the inaugural recipient of the Alexandra Boulat Award for Photojournalism, with which he continued exploring the realm of Area Boys in Lagos. He has also completed assignments for publications such as The New York Times, Time, and Harper's magazines. While at Tufts, he was selected into the inaugural group of Institute for Global Leadership Synaptic Scholars and was a member of the photojournalism and human rights group [EXPOSURE]. He is co-founder of the Institute's Program on Narrative and Documentary Practice