“42” Women of Sierra Leone: Photography Exhibition at International Slavery Museum

“Sierra Leone in West Africa is ranked by the United Nations as one of the poorest countries in the world and shockingly women’s life expectancy is in the mid 40s. The International Slavery Museum hosts ‘42’ Women of Sierra Leone, a moving and powerful photography exhibition that explores this terrible statistic.

“‘42’ Women of Sierra Leone features images from a collection of work by freelance photojournalist Lee Karen Stow who has spent the last four years visiting Sierra Leone. The selection of 42 colour photographs, some of which have never been seen before, document women and their daily lives at home, at work and with their families. Each image captures the many emotions experienced by these women including joy, courage and most importantly, hope.”

Art Daily 03/08/11

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Photograph by Lee Karen Stow

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