Inspired by social photographers and equipped with a big sense of justice, Lisa Van Damme started studying photography at the age of 17. For her, photography is more than a goal, it is first and foremost a means to look at the world and at the same time to hold up a mirror to that same world. Although interested in social problems she’ll always act with respect for her subjects, refusing to search for the sensational or the dramatic. She aims to depict the people she photographs as full dignified human beings. Right after she graduated in 2007 at Narafi in Brussels, she made her first trip to Banjul to record the daily life. In 2009 she returned to work voluntarily for SOS children villages. At this moment she teaches photography on a part time basis. This way, she can devote her free time to work voluntarily on projects with several social organizations.