Share Your Photos
Much of the photographic record of Liberia’s peaceful past has been destroyed by war – replaced by sensational images of child soldiers, violence and destruction. We need your help to restore a vital part of the country’s history.
On a wish from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, we are gathering images of pre-war Liberia, with a plan to return a collection to the National Museum in Monrovia, to help in the country’s rebuilding process:
What kind of photos are you looking for exactly?
We are interested in any images from before the wars. Family photos, landscapes, historical events, people, places. If it means something to you, it will mean something to others.
Why would I do this?
Your photos are more powerful than you might know. Many lost all their images and have no way to look back on happier times. Many fled Liberia at the last minute, leaving all their belongings behind. Your photos might contain people and places other long to see again. Your photos can help heal.
How do I do this?
If you have digital scans of your photos, go to our simple upload page. If your photos are not in digital format, our straightforward instruction guide will provide tips to easily add your photos to the collection.
How does it benefit me?
Aside from knowing you’re helping to rebuild a nation, your photo(s) could be chosen to be part of an upcoming exhibit at the National Museum in Monrovia. And all photo contributors will have their names displayed on a recognition wall at the Museum.
I don’t have the images you are looking for – how can I help?
Please spread the word of our search. You’d be amazed how many people have a Liberian connection, and how many have photos tucked away in albums and shoeboxes. Using the power of social media, you can help us find them.