Friday, 1 April 2011


Nat Bayjay,

Monrovia -

Veteran Liberian photojournalist, Sando Moore returns with a magazine that will “lift and promote Liberia”.

Named ‘Sando Moore Images’, Moore said that his soon to-be launched bi-monthly magazine is one that will fill the big vacuum of a regularly published magazine in the country.

“I want to retire into the magazine industry. There is a big vacuum of magazine publications in Liberia and I feel that there is this big vacuum when it comes to a standard magazine”, he told journalists Tuesday in Monrovia.

With over three decades of experience in the print media industry, Moore added: “This magazine will border on Liberia’s promotion. I intend to use it to lift Liberia.” 

Displaying a copy of the magazine, he however explained that it will be different from the day to day news articles: “We will give more of a news analysis. But we will also be covering the un-picked up issues like promoting Liberia’s rich cultural heritage, the economy and Liberians in general.”

He clarified that the name ‘images’ will not only be mere pictorials as the name may suggest: “There are a lot of good articles in the magazine as you can see from this sample.”
An initial set of 3,500 copies will arrive in the country soon out of the total of 5,000 copies that were printed in Lebanon. 

Moore worked long years with the Daily Observer Newspaper and had a stint with the FrontPageAfrica Online and Newspaper before venturing into the magazine industry-a dream he said he hopes to see Liberian magazines competitive in any part of the world.