When French photographer Francois Beaurain visited the city in early 2014, he spent five months wandering the streets and documenting this land that he previously knew nothing about. He then created a series of cinemagraphs — or “moving photos” — that offer a glimpse into what Monrovia is like.
Beaurain was in the country because his girlfriend was doing humanitarian work in the capital. His project, titled “Monrovia Animated,” is an attempt to show a different side of Liberia than what’s often shown in the media — stories of bloody conflicts and human rights issues.
Here are some of the cinemagraphs found in the project along with the captions written by Beaurain:
Image credits: Cinemagraphs by Francois Beaurain and used with permission