Nathaniel Sesay

Nathaniel Sesay aka Mash P, started taking photographs in early 2018. He was born in Tiama, North East Sierra Leone. During the rebel war, he was sent out to get water by his father and was captured by rebels.  He tried to reconnect me with family after the war but it didn’t work out and eventually he left and went to Freetown, to the streets.

He found peace through music and became known as Mash P. He lived on the streets a long time and found WAYout six years ago. He recorded an album and “After the Jungle” with Frank Turner. He took part in the Claus/WAYout project three years ago and made a film about his life for BBC World. Prince Claus invited him to perform in Rotterdam in October 2018 and he got a visa to travel to Europe for the first time. Meanwhile his photos were being exhibited at the Old Diorama in London and from there to Manchester and then Portland, USA.