WISE - Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation


'The Freetown I See'


Exhibition of photography by Francess Ngaboh-Smart of Freetown, Sierra Leone


prostitute by Francess Ngaboh Smart


Francess Ngaboh-Smart was born on the island of Bonthe in Sierra Leone in 1982. She attended the Annie Walsh Memorial School and later Fourah Bay College in Freetown.


In 2007, Francess took part in a basic skills digital photography workshop at the British Council in Freetown, Sierra Leone, led by Hull photographers Lee Karen Stow and Fiona Caley.

In 2010, Francess published her first photographic body of work entitled ‘Nya Jee Salone / My Mother Sierra Leone’ which has since sold out, providing income for rent, food and her family’s welfare. This body of work was exhibited at the Reading International Solidarity Centre in Reading.




See Francess' work at:

Hull History Centre

Worship Street



The exhibition runs 4th until 24th October 2012


She will also give a talk and slide show of her work at 5pm, 16th October at the Hull History Centre

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