Sierra Leone Stories
A photographic project is uniting women in Hull and Sierra Leone.
The project called Wilberforce Women aims to link the two cities together through photography.
The Sierra Leone group outside the British Council
The two women behind the project, Lee Karen Stow and Fiona Caley, travelled out to the west African country in February; to take the cards and run a series of training sessions for women there. The result has been the establishment of the Women Photographers' Organisation Sierra Leone to encourage women to get involved in what is traditionally a male dominated activity.
Four of the Sierra Leone photographers will be visiting Hull in October to carry-out further training and meet people in the city.
As part of the visit an exhibition of both groups’ work will be held at the city’s Ferens Art Gallery.
The mayor of Freetown Winstanley Bankole Johnson said that the project was important as it extends the links between the twinned cities. “It takes the relationship away from government to government to people to people. The women in Hull and in Freetown can engage themselves.”
The exhibition will be held at the Ferens Art Gallery, from the 6th - 28th of October.
Images copyright Wilberforce Women 2007
last updated: 09/05/2008 at 15:42