Local Kids, Gurley Street Community, Monrovia, Liberia

Children are everywhere in most African countries (returning to Europe you are conscious of how old everyone looks). Whip out a camera and soon smiling kids are staring curiously down the barrel of your lens. Turn the camera around to show them their image on the LCD and they’re immediately wheeling around, screaming with joy. This is one of the best feelings you can have as a photographer on the continent.