Framed is a photo project by Francois Beaurain highlighting barber and other shops’ signs from Monrovia.
Ignored in the West and not valued locally, these signs are, though, integral part of Liberian cultural heritage. With a growing competition of computers and printers these signs could rapidly disappear from the urban landscape. Like nice presentation makes meals more appetizing, the use of the frame brings these paintings out of the urban scenery and magnifies their artistic value. All photos are made in consultation with the owners (see with their help) proud who are of their signs and happy to take part in the performance.