Openingphotomar07 Winner of the 2005 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, Pep Bonet‘s “Faith in Chaos” project documenting the people of Sierra Leone as they rebuild their lives in the wake of the 10-year civil war, is a series that not only affects, but changes the viewer.

This photo is taken from one of the newest additions to the work, a series called “City of Rest” shot at a drug rehabilitation project that uses prayer as a primary therapeutic measure.

Bonet calls the black and white photos in “Faith in Chaos” a project about hope. Many of the series, including “Blind Faith” (shot at Milton Margai School for blind children), and the “War Amputees Soccer Team” focus on young people trying to improve their existence against all odds.

_ — Kathleen Davis_