Beyond the Lens: Seeing the Beauty of Our Liberia

The Bush Chicken presents this photography editorial in commemoration of our Discover Liberia week.

Beyond the Lens is a compilation of photos that have been taken in Liberia which highlight the wonderful people, places, nature and culture that weave the fabric which is Liberia.

Outside of Liberia, the imagery associated with this beautiful country often does not match the reality that its citizens experience and view daily.  The purpose of this photo editorial is to continue to show Liberians abroad as well as our friends across the globe what Liberia truly has to offer.

We would love to receive photos of places or people in Liberia which uniquely speak to you. Submit at info@bushchicken.com. Check back on our Facebook page to see if one of your photos has chosen to be featured during our Discover Liberia week.

Prominent Liberian women on display at Sinkor’s Peace Café. The café is partly owned by Barkue Tubman, an advocate for women’s rights. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Prominent Liberian women on display at Sinkor’s Peace Café. The café is partly owned by Barkue Tubman, an advocate for women’s rights. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The pool at Libassa Ecolodge in Margibi glows with multiple colors at dusk. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The pool at Libassa Ecolodge in Margibi glows with multiple colors at dusk. Photo: Jefferson Krua

An aerial view of the West Point community from the famed Ducor Palace Hotel. Photo: Meskora Amoussou

An aerial view of the West Point community from the famed Ducor Palace Hotel. Photo: Meskora Amoussou

An aerial view of Central Monrovia from the Ducor Palace Hotel. Photo: Meskora Amoussou

An aerial view of Central Monrovia from the Ducor Palace Hotel. Photo: Meskora Amoussou

At the Libassa Ecolodge, a gospel musician is spotted shooting a music video in the natural palm forest and gardens of the resort. Photo: Jefferson Krua

At the Libassa Ecolodge, a gospel musician is spotted shooting a music video in the natural palm forest and gardens of the resort. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The ever verdant Lila Brown café in Sinkor, which is also home to the only sustainable greenhouse attached restaurant in Monrovia. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The ever verdant Lila Brown café in Sinkor, which is also home to the only sustainable greenhouse attached restaurant in Monrovia. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Bats fly over Mamba Point, Monrovia at dusk. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Bats fly over Mamba Point, Monrovia at dusk. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Spotted by one of our team members visiting Liberia, a young boy poses for his picture along the road in his community. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Spotted by one of our team members visiting Liberia, a young boy poses for his picture along the road in his community. Photo: Jefferson Krua

In Liberia, there are no parking meters. These parking enforcement agents issue parking tickets and ensure that drivers pay for the time parked in the city limits of Central Monrovia. Revenues garnered from their fine collections are split between the city and the private corporations collecting the payments. Photo: Jefferson Krua

In Liberia, there are no parking meters. These parking enforcement agents issue parking tickets and ensure that drivers pay for the time parked in the city limits of Central Monrovia. Revenues garnered from their fine collections are split between the city and the private corporations collecting the payments. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The clock tower at the University of Liberia’s Fendell campus, constructed by a Chinese company. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The clock tower at the University of Liberia’s Fendell campus, constructed by a Chinese company. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Faculty residences at the University of Liberia’s Fendell campus. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Faculty residences at the University of Liberia’s Fendell campus. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The lush and green entrance at the bottom of the old Ducor Palace Hotel. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The lush and green entrance at the bottom of the old Ducor Palace Hotel. Photo: Jefferson Krua

An old lighthouse near the city of Buchanan’s shores. Photo: Jefferson Krua

An old lighthouse near the city of Buchanan’s shores. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Buchanan’s lesser known Black and White Beach, adjacent to the famous Sunset Beach. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Buchanan’s lesser known Black and White Beach, adjacent to the famous Sunset Beach. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The colorful edifice of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority, along Robertsfield Highway. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The colorful edifice of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority, along Robertsfield Highway. Photo: Lloyd Massah

Poisonous spiders building their webs on barbed wires. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Poisonous spiders building their webs on barbed wires. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Fishermen help pull a canoe to the shore in Paynesville. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Fishermen help pull a canoe to the shore in Paynesville. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The Liberian-owned Golden Key Hotel in Paynesville. Photo: Jefferson Krua

The Liberian-owned Golden Key Hotel in Paynesville. Photo: Jefferson Krua

A street hawker uses “creative” marketing techniques to sell his products. Photo: Jefferson Krua

A street hawker uses “creative” marketing techniques to sell his products. Photo: Jefferson Krua

Amelia Bangura

Amelia is a Contributor and the Content Curator with The Bush Chicken. She graduated from Temple University and is completing a Master of Art in Teaching at Mercer University. Amelia currently works in the insurance industry for a company based in Atlanta, GA.

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