Andrew Esiebo's Barbershops of West Africa [Gallery]

Nigerian photographer Andrew Esiebo brings to life West African barbershops through a series of photos, each displaying similar relationships between barbershops worldwide.

Photographer Andrew Esiebo  is known for documenting everyday activity in West Africa. For several months, he studied the aesthetics of barbershops in different West African countries. “The barbershop is an intimate space where people come to discuss what they cannot speak about in their homes or in public, including politics and even their lovers,” said Andrew Esiebo to The New York Times. “It’s one of the few spaces where people from different walks of life, from different classes, mix.” The photos show that the relationships made between barber and costumer are deep and similar regardless of location.

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