Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Based
Khartoum, Sudan
Born
El-Fashir, Sudan
Status
Photographer
Camera
Canon 5D Mark III, 1D Mark IV
“Taking pictures offers a small window onto the world. It captures harmony and conveys humanity.”

Beat

I cover news and features. I am interested in storytelling

One Shot

. Khartoum, Sudan. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
Team Khartoum celebrates after they defeated Team Omdurman during the top team match of the Sudan Kids League in Khartoum.
“I am thrilled to have captured the happiness of these children.”

Profile

I learnt photography whilst studying graphic design at the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Khartoum.

My first assignment with Reuters was in 2005. I shot pictures of Sudanese refugees burning a police station on the outskirts of Khartoum. Clashes broke out after Sudanese police tried to move refugees away from a camp and at least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded. I had to be extremely cautious.

My 2005 assignment in Darfur left the biggest mark on me. African Union forces were trying to cope with escalating violence as fighting among rebels and militias claimed many lives and forced thousands of people to leave their homes. It was important to me to document people's distress in this situation.

I am excited about human stories. One of my favourite ones is the story of Hokom Ali, a 45-year-old disabled woman who was born without hands. She managed to overcome her disability, and in a rural area of Khartoum she lives an autonomous life: she can wash clothes, cook and hold her mobile phone.

It is important to me that my stories reach a large audience from around the world.

As a world citizen, I feel I have a responsibility to raise awareness of the issues I come across and ensure a better future.

Taking pictures offers a small window onto the world. It captures harmony and conveys humanity.

Behind the Scenes

. Khartoum, Sudan. Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
Reuters Photographer Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah takes a self portrait in his home in Khartoum.