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“A Moment of Peace”

By Varlee Sheriff - 10" x 8" Matte Print - $20

 

Varlee Sheriff barely escaped forcible recruitment as a child solder during Liberia’s civil war.  He fled his village when he was just eight years old and became one of tens of thousands of child war refugees.  After the war, he lived with former child soldiers at the everyday gandhis peace compound where he studied photography and trained as a peacebuilder.  Varlee’s photography captures the beauty of Liberia’s natural world and its people.  The colorful bird in this photograph has found a quiet “moment of peace” on this branch, much like the moments of peace and contemplation Varlee discovered at the peace compound.

 

 

 

 

"Voinjama Children"

By Ezekiel Mavolo - 10" x 8" Matte Print - $20

 

Ezekiel was forced to fight as a child soldier in Liberia’s brutal civil war. For the last six years, he has been training as grassroots peacebuilder with everyday gandhis.  Photography and videography have been important tools for Ezekiel’s trauma healing.  This photograph of children playing in the Voinjama community, with a young boy laughing in the foreground, represents an appreciation for childhood and a celebration of the natural peace that exists among children.  Today, Ezekiel volunteers as a medic in his community and dreams of becoming a doctor.  He says he “loves just working to heal people.”

"Tradition"

By Mohammed Kamara - 8" x 10" Matte Print - $20

 

Mohammed was 13 years old when he was forced to fight as a child soldier in Liberia’s brutal civil war.  Since the end of the war, Mohammed has struggled to find his place in post-conflict society.  During his peacebulider training with everyday gandhis, Mohammed has studied photography and used the medium to connect with himself and his community. Morris’ photograph of a West African in traditional dress, standing beside mannequins in modern dress, explores the tension between the traditional and modern world facing young Africans like Mohammed today.

“The Dragonfly”

By Akoi Mawolo - 10" x 8" Matte Print - $20

 

Akoi Mawolo was kidnapped when he was 13 years old and forced to fight as a child soldier in Liberia’s civil war.  During the war, he was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and suffered a serious head injury, leaving him with brain injuries that he continues to struggle with today.  For the past six years, Akoi has been training as a grassroots peacebuilder with everyday gandhis. Taking photographs has helped him re-connect with his community and see his place in it through a new lens.  This close-up photograph of a dragonfly illustrates Akoi’s renewed interest and appreciation of the natural world.  Regarding his photographs, Akoi says “When I look at my photo I think I am just in dream; I cant believe I am alive.”

 

 

"Sunset in Tanzania"

By Ezekiel Mavolo - 10" x 8" Matte Print - $20

 

Ezekiel was forced to fight as a child soldier in Liberia’s brutal civil war. For the last six years, he has been training as grassroots peacebuilder with everyday gandhis.  Photography and videography have been important tools for Ezekiel’s trauma healing.  This photograph of children playing in the Voinjama community, with a young boy laughing in the foreground, represents an appreciation for childhood and a celebration of the natural peace that exists among children.  Today, Ezekiel volunteers as a medic in his community and dreams of becoming a doctor.  He says he “loves just working to heal people.”

"Elmina Slave Castle Window"

By Morris Kamara - 8" x 10" Matte Print - $20

 

When he was 13 years old, Morris witnessed his parents’ killing and was forced to fight as a child soldier in Liberia’s brutal civil war.  During his peacebuilder training with everyday gandhis, Morris has studied photography and used the medium as a tool for building a new identity within himself and with his community.  Morris took this photograph while visiting the Elmina Castle in the Ghana, which during the Atlantic Slave Trade was a “depot” where hundreds of thousands of West African slaves saw Africa for the last time.

“Washing”

By Lassana Kanneh - 10" x 8" Matte Print - $20

 

At the age of eleven, Lassana was forced to fight as a child soldier in Liberia’s brutal civil war.  For the last six years, he has been training as a grassroots peacebuilder with everyday gandhis.  He dreams of becoming a journalist and is now a college student at Kent State. Telling stories and taking pictures are part of his healing.  This photograph captures everyday life at the everyday gandhis peace compound in Liberia.  Here, Lassana and other former child soldiers studied photography and told their stories about the war that they were forced to fight.  The labor of washing one’s own clothes represents the hard, daily work that healing requires.

 

 

 

 

"Grandfather After the War"

By Varlee Sheriff - 10" x 8" Matte Print - $20

 

Varlee’s photography captures the beauty of everyday life in Liberia.  This photograph of his grandfather represents the traditional reverence for elders in Liberian culture, and reminds us of the multi-generations who are healing from the war.

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