08 Jul 2015
Anthony Headley, Communication Specialist, UNDP in Guinea
Photo posters of Ebola workers from the Inside Out project are showcased on the UNDP Common House in Conakry, Guinea. Photo: Anthony Headley/UNDP Guinea
Forécariah is a grueling 3.5 hour drive out of Guinea’s capital, Conakry. Although the road is only 100 kilometers, it is bustling with life. Between the potholes, the markets take over the two-lane highway’s flat surface. You could furnish your apartment just sitting in one of these notorious traffic jams in Guinea!
The excitement of the road mirrored what I was feeling about my mission once I arrived in Forécariah. Sitting in the traffic, I thought about my destination, not knowing what to expect and anticipating their reactions.
I had chosen to take the portraits of the people who work in Ebola treatment centers. To show the faces of those everyone has seen, but who have mostly appeared in their astronaut-looking suits, under their personal protective equipment. …