Monthly Archives: January 2018

Monrovia, Liberia. BFF

plea… a picha wi’ma fren…

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Gola Forest National Park, Liberia

Most of the remaining Upper Guinean Rainforest is found in Liberia. Two protected forest tracts, Sapo National Park in the Southeast and Gola Forest National Park in the Northwest, have been set aside to protect flora and fauna in Liberia. 88,000 hectares … Continue reading

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Camp Alpha Town, Liberia

Late-afternoon in Camp Alpha Town, the furnace of midday heat dissolving in an atmosphere of haze. We return from a day in the forest, hot, sweaty, dehydrated. To the village house of Chief Jusu Dunar we trudge like weary soldiers, … Continue reading

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baboon for sale, $350 US

Monrovia, Liberia.    Baboon for sale, $350 US. A baby chimpanzee (aka baboon in Liberia) for sale in Mamba Point neighborhood of Monrovia. It’s mother was likely killed for the bushmeat trade that sees little regulation in Liberia. Strategies are … Continue reading

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Tima Village, Cape Mount County, Liberia

Gola Community Forest.   A mother with daughters pause on the way to their plantation bordering the recently established Gola National Park. Slash and burn agriculture is slowly carving away Liberia’s remaining rainforest. Community forests are being established to try to … Continue reading

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Liberia Presidential Election, illustrated

Monrovia, Liberia. The Daily Talk, an outdoor newspaper on chalkboard with behind the scenes (and subjective) reporting. Present commentary addresses the recent Presidential election in Liberia. 24th and Tubman, Sinkor.

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dry fish

Monrovia, Liberia. Fish arranged on a box in the Fante’ fishing community of West Point are dried before going to market.

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West Point afternoon

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fishing on the sea

On a morning diffused by harmattan’s dust-laden winds, two canoes with rigged sails head to sea off the Liberian coast for a day of fishing. The dry winds originate in the Sahara Desert, carrying dust cross West Africa into the … Continue reading

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looking ahead to 2018, Happy New Year.

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