Girl tossing grain
Photo and caption by Gay Pasley
Gay Pasley, felt a strong kinship with the West African community, after she learned that her genetic origin was of the Temne people through mitochondrial DNA testing. Determined to make a difference, Pasley, who is also a Registered Nurse, traveled to Sierra Leone, West Africa as nurse, humanitarian and medical photographer. The villagers were eager to meet the black American who had returned home. While there, in keeping with Langston Hughes poem “My people”, she captured the beauty of the people and the country of Sierra Leone, Africa.
Location: Sierra Leone, Africa.