Todays post goes to photographer Olivia Martin with her photographic series ‘freetown’. After heading back to where her father was born, Martin has photographed the towns inhabitants in a different light, on which jarrs against the expected aesthetics.
Olivia Martin - Freetown
For this project I travelled to Freetown in Sierra Leone, to discover more about the place of my fathers birth. Since childhood I have been intrigued by this country and over the years yearned to learn more about where my father grew up. Often disappointed by the stereotypical photographs that have emerged from West Africa over the years, focusing on the suffering and plight of its inhabitants, I wanted to photograph Freetown’s residents in a positive light and give a glimpse into the interesting and proud people I met whilst there.