The Rainy Season In Liberia …

The rainy season runs from May to October in Liberia, dropping an average of 170 inches of rain. Most nights, we’ve had thunderstorms and heavy rains that have lasted through the night. During the day, sporadic rain showers have made us run for cover.

Together Liberia Project. A boat moves along the horizon off Sophies Beach in Congo Town, Liberia. Photo by Bruce Strong

 

 

 

 

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Liberia Together Project. As soon as we emerged from the airport in Liberia, the rain started. At that moment, I realized I forgot my umbrella. Photo by Bruce Strong

 

Together Liberia Project. The start of the rainy season in Liberia. Roberts International Airport in Margibi county, near Monrovia, Liberia. Photo by Bruce Strong

About Bruce Strong

Bruce Strong is a multimedia storyteller who likes to work with cool people on awesome projects. Life is too short to do anything else. He has shot in nearly 61 countries.

Bruce was on staff at The Orange County Register in Southern California for 11 years and has freelanced for a variety of international publications and non-profit organizations. His work has earned numerous awards and two fellowships—The Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan and the Knight Fellowship at Ohio University. When he’s not on the field, Bruce spends a lot of time helping others learn to tell stories of significance.

Currently, he’s an associate professor at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he teaches an array of video, audio, photography and multimedia courses. Teaching has been a rewarding and enlightening journey, and he is proud of his students, many of whom—while still students—have won top honors from NPPA, POY, World Press and BOP. He also had the good fortune of mentoring back-to-back College Photographer of the Year winners, Matt Eich and Travis Dove.

This year, Bruce was honored with a 2010 Meredith Teaching Recognition Award from Syracuse University and the National Press Photographers Association’s Robin F. Garland Educator of the Year Award. But Bruce is most proud of his two young sons, Jack and Cole, and loves adventuring through life with his visual journalist/professor wife, Claudia.