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Iko-Ojo Mercy Haruna (popularly known as Mercy) is a portrait and documentary photographer based in Kent, UK. 

She was born and raised in Nigeria and she spent her teenage years in France. She moved to the UK 10 years ago to study and subsequently settled with her young family. She is greatly influenced by her multicultural upbringing and nomadic lifestyle. Inspired by her own motherhood journey, Mercy's work to date has been largely focused on motherhood and family life and she has spent the last four years documenting pregnancies and other family milestones.

She currently works with Colourful Beginnings, photographing families with premature and sick babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and creating visual content for the organisation. She is also involved in a long term project documenting and archiving photographs of her ancestral homeland and people, in Nigeria.

Mercy has an MA in Photography from University for the Creative Arts and a BFA/BA(Hons) in Visual Communication from American InterContinental University/London South Bank University. She is available for work all over the UK and overseas.