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Annika H.

Dakar, Senegal3 reviews

$300 - $900 / Day

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  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

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  • Reporter / Journalist

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  • Documentary DP

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  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • 2K video camera
  • 4K video camera
  • Drone


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer

About Annika

Annika Hammerschlag is a French and English speaking videographer, photojournalist and reporter who’s covered West Africa from Dakar, Senegal since 2019. She works primarily as a videographer for Al Jazeera English and VOA. Her work has also been published in The New York Times, The Economist, The BBC and The Guardian, among others. She's covered a variety of stories while on deployment throughout the region, including corruption and coastal erosion in Liberia, the jihadist insurgency in Mali and overfishing in Cape Verde. She received her master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School and her bachelor’s from UCLA. She’s a former staff reporter and photojournalist for the Naples Daily News/USA Today Network and a former photojournalist for The Daily Bruin. She’s a 2016 Overseas Press Club Scholar awardee.

Top Projects

  • A Drought-Resistant Grain That Could Feed a Warmer World

    • Documentary DP

    As food insecurity looms through West Africa, an ancient grain that thrives in parched environments could provide relief. But fonio, which many thought would be the next quinoa, is extremely difficult to process. Now some are hoping foreign investment in fonio mills will help the industry take off.

    Produced for Bloomberg Digital on Storyhunter

    October 2022

  • Senegal’s female gladiators

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Translator

    Wrestling is not just a combat sport. For many who take part, it’s a way of life. Its origins may go back thousands of years across different cultures, but in Senegal, it is a rite of passage. While men have been the focus of much of wrestling’s history, for the Jola tribe, women have also played a crucial role. But this is not the case across the rest of Senegal. In this edition of Talk to Al Jazeera: In the Field, we discover what makes women from the Jola tribe thrive against the odds to become Senegal’s female gladiators.

  • Celebrations as Senegal beat Egypt to win first AFCON title

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Celebrations erupted across Dakar on Sunday night after Senegal claimed their first Africa Cup of Nations title in a penalty shoot-out over seven-time winners Egypt.

  • Corsica protests: Anger at police following death of nationalist

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Police on the French island of Corsica have fired tear gas at protesters rallying outside their barracks. Anger has been growing following the death of prominent nationalist Yvan Colonna a week ago. He died after being attacked in a French prison.

  • Rising waters are swallowing Liberia’s historical sites

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Liberia was founded by freed American slaves 200 years ago. But their history is being lost to rising seas – at barely 1 meter above sea level, Liberia is one of the top 10 countries most vulnerable to coastal erosion.

All Services


  • Fixer
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Translator

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Event Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Field Producer
  • TV News Producer
  • Audio Storyteller
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

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