Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia. Beautiful country. Beautiful people. Beautiful memories.

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Marshall, Liberia. All hooves and shaggy hair, a calf Forest buffalo ambles along a road at Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary. Maybe three months old, she was rescued by Libassa after her mother had been killed for bushmeat.

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basket lady

Selling baskets on Randall Street, Monrovia, Liberia.

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study of a Liberian

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portrait from Liberia

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the house on Newport Street

Monrovia, Liberia. An empty house with roof collapsed disintegrates during rainy season, the interior walls peeling and dissolving into a kaleidoscope of color.

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braiding hair

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style in red, black, ivory

Reaching for water in Mamba Point.

Reaching for water in Mamba Point. Monrovia, Liberia.

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schoolyard

Time out after school lunch.

Time out after school lunch.

Schoolyard looks.

“Lil sista tink you da queen…”

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West Point, revisited. Monrovia, Liberia.

“ya comin?” Footballers gather for a team picture with the usual mayhem of who’s in—who’s out.

“ya comin?” Footballers gather for a team picture with the usual mayhem of who’s in—who’s out.

Football scramble among the canoes in dry dock, Fante Beach in the Fante fishing community of West Point.

Footballers scramble among canoes in dry dock, in the Fante Beach fishing community.

Meeting at the canoes. Neighborhood boys scramble among canoes on Fante Beach.

Meeting at the canoes. Neighborhood boys scramble among canoes on Fante Beach.

Joseph and Prosper relax under a beautiful afternoon sky before paddling back out to sea for another night of fishing.

Joseph and Prosper relax under a beautiful afternoon sky before paddling back out to sea for another night of fishing.

Canoes on a crest of beach ready for the next fishing adventure.

Canoes on a crest of beach ready for the next fishing adventure.

Community turns out to help pull a canoe from the sea, across Kru Beach, and out of reach of high tide.

Community team turns out to help pull a canoe from the sea, across Kru Beach, and above high tide.

African style in West Point.

African style in West Point.

Carrying plastics and her child, a woman sells on the streets of West Point.

Carrying plastics and her child, a woman sells on the streets of West Point.

Shelter from the rain. A neighborhood’s children share lunch together in West Point.

Shelter from the rain. A neighborhood’s children share lunch together in West Point.

Medusa of West Point.

Medusa of West Point.

A dog, wary of people, stops for a drink in West Point.

A dog, wary of people, stops for a drink in West Point.

Rain moves in from the sea, soaking a park of beached canoes in the Kru Beach neighborhood of West Point.

Rain moves in from the sea, soaking a park of canoes in the Kru Beach neighborhood of West Point.

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