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Liberia77: Liberia's History Through Photos

“Imagine life without photos. No smiling faces. No family snapshots. No record of your past,” says Liberia77, a project that documents Liberia's history through photos:

When Canadian brothers Jeff and Andrew Topham returned to the war torn West African country of their childhood to re-shoot their father’s photos for a documentary, they also found a nation whose own photographic memory was destroyed by war.

Since 2011, over 2000 images of pre-war Liberia have been uploaded to this site.

In November 2012, the team returned to Liberia to mount an exhibition of some of the best.

Liberia ’77 is still gathering images from pre-war Liberia. Help us restore the photographic history of a nation.

Our work building bridges across cultures, languages and perspectives is more urgent than ever before.

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