Photographer Conor Beary captures the Dancing Devils of Liberia

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When visiting his girlfriend’s family in Liberia, photographer Conor Beary “got hooked” on the West African country and its more mysterious customs. Along with the freemason organisation The Masonic Order of Liberia, the Dancing Devils of Liberia quickly caught Conor’s imagination. “They are masked performers who represent individual tribes demons and deities, the London-based photographer explained. “Before the freed slaves from America travelled to Liberia and brought Christianity, the worship of juju witchcraft and native almost pagan-type gods was a pretty big thing. It still is now, but God (white Jesus) is also a big pusher in the religion game these days!”

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