Liberia's Long Road Back
Few places in the world have endured as much pain and hardship as the small West African country of Liberia. Two brutal civil wars traumatized the nation and in 2014 an Ebola epidemic ravaged the country, killing thousands. The resilient people of what is by many measures, the world's poorest nation, are trying to feel optimistic about the country's future. Liberia, founded by freed North American slaves, has a unique history which is woven into its faith, language and customs. These photographs were made in early 2019 and are just a brief glimpse into the life of Liberia and her people as they slowly make their way down the long road back.