With the number of new Ebola cases in decline in Liberia — in the last week of January, only five new infections were reported — the West African country is slowly returning to life as usual, as Getty Images photographer John Moore witnessed on his latest trip there.
It was August 2014 when Moore first visited Liberia. At that time, the country grappled with the deadly epidemic, as well as the terrorizing fear it engendered. The 47-year-old photographer spent eight days documenting some of Liberia’s darkest hours – his harrowing images forever seared in readers’ minds.
This past month, as Moore returned to Liberia, he looked to bring the story full circle. “I tried to turn the focus from death to life,” he tells TIME. “I felt I owed that to the story, the people there — and to myself. The photos we make now live forever on the…
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