Recently we posted the work Louis Leeson did in Georgia. He got back in contact with us to show us some of the work he’s been doing in Sierra Leone. Louis has been out in there on commissioned work for Save The Children to cover the opening of a UK Aid funded field hospital, a hospital that was set up to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in the country.
Hit the jump to see the photos.
Typically when on assignment you are so focused on the workload that you can often find yourself passing by photo opportunities you would otherwise seize upon. For a brief moment Louis was able to tear himself away from his work when a soldier with a single white glove caught his eye. At first Louis thought his hand was painted white but upon close inspection the the guard showed him it was a single white latex glove.
The guards were all members of the Sierra Leone National Army and were there nominally, to protect the hospital. As protectors of the hospital the guards were required to wear protective equipment but the single white glove was all they had.
Due to his assignment and necessary safety restrictions Louis saw most of the country through a windshield and these photos represent those small times in which he was able to break away from that. Not only that but these photographs highlight the need for aid the world should be offering right now. As any good photographer would, Louis spotted the single white glove as an anomaly and chose to investigate it. The single white glove is a clear visual cue for the aid that is needed.