Den Ol Bod Ose was the culmination of a six-month British Council project, which used photography to document a significant period of West African history by recording the fast disappearing Creole architecture of Freetown. Conceived and led by British photographer Tim Hetherington, it is the first important archival project of the 21st Century in Sierra Leone, creating a bank of digital images to be stored in the National Library, a valuable resource for students and researchers in the future.