Lens on… is a new photo series inspired by our journalists’ journeys to areas less traveled throughout West Africa. Through these photos, you’ll meet individuals who reflect the diversity found within our shared culture and experiences. You’ll get to see them exhibit their passions through moments of everyday life and share personal moments that demonstrate the extraordinary in the ordinary.

We hope you’ll enjoy our 1st collection of portraits found on Instagram and Facebook from our Travel Diaries series and look for more photos in the weeks to come.