West Africa in the complete Van der Kraaij Photo Collection 1972-1987
This year Dutch economist and photo donor Fred van der Kraaij more or less completed his donation of now 1407 images of West and North Africa to Wikimedia Commons. In his Introduction he highlighted some events he witnessed, which are shown below. Van der Kraaij views his photographs as notes and historical records and mentioned three themes in his pictorial work: people, their housing and their economic activities. Some of his photographs of the 1976 inauguration of president William Richard Tolbert (1913 – 1980) in Monrovia, Liberia, are included here as well.