08 March 2015

Celebrating International Woman’s Day

Pregnant woman visited by healthcare workers in Liberia/ BRAC
Pregnant woman visited by healthcare workers in Liberia/ BRAC

I spent most of last year in Africa photographing women of remarkable tenacity and resiliency. I met women who are struggling to reclaim their lives and mental health after a twenty-five year period of war and conflict in Uganda, the Congo where a woman is raped literally every minute, South Sudan where women are rebuilding lives in a country under siege, women artisans in Swaziland and women who are taking advantage of microloans to develop small businesses in Tanzania, Botswana and Kenya.

I photographed the devoted women healthcare workers on the cusp of the Ebola pandemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Many of these women have finally been able to return to their homes only to find they’ve lost everything–their crops, chickens, stores, their livelihood.
Today I honor all these women that opened up their hearts and their homes to me.

Local doctor, Mary Kerkulah, set up her clinic in the middle of the busy market to help local women receive healthcare in  Liberia/BRAC
Local doctor, Mary Kerkulah, set up her clinic in the middle of the busy market to help local women receive healthcare in Liberia/BRAC
Women working in brick factory, Rwanda/Women for Women
Women working in brick factory, Rwanda/Women for Women

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