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Story Publication logo September 16, 2007

Liberia: Between the Streets and the Stadium


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Reporter Ruthie Ackerman and photographer Andre Lambertson travel from Staten Island to Liberia...

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Andre Lambertson presents in his photos the lives of Liberian soccer players who have lost parts of their bodies due to the 14-year civil war. Despite being hailed as a new hope for Liberia, many of these soccer stars have no permanent homes, residing instead on the streets of Liberia while begging for money and food.

Pulitzer Center grantee Andre Lambertson and Ruthie Ackerman travel from the Park Hill community in Staten Island to the slums of Monrovia, Liberia's capital. They examine the process of reintegrating and rehabilitating Liberian youth after the war, on both sides of the ocean.


Three women grouped together: an elderly woman smiling, a transwoman with her arms folded, and a woman holding her headscarf with a baby strapped to her back.


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