2001 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

Jan Dago

01 June, 2000

A group of soldiers known as the West Side Boys. The civil war between government and rebel forces in Sierra Leone continues to disrupt the country's economy, and has led to internal displacement of the population. As rebels loot and burn down country villages, many people flee to the capital Freetown.

About the photographer

Jan Dago

Jan Dago was born and grew up in Denmark, where a childhood interest in visual expression began. At first, he made short movies, but the power of the still image gripped him more...

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