The location for the 1st ‘Photos Tell Stories’ photography workshop, The Gambia, West Africa

Image © Helen Jones-Florio

We visited the local YMCA today – which will be the location for our inaugural ‘Photos Tell Stories : teaching photography – a visual language‘ – at least for the theory part of the course; as we will also be taking our young Gambian students out and about, with their FujiFilm cameras, to photograph whats around them.

We are really looking forward to seeing what the students will produce – once we get started with the main group on the 2nd January, 2014. Albeit a little behind schedule – a combination of ‘GMT’ (Gambia Meantime) and the holiday season.  The pace is significantly more laid back here, compared to what we are used to in New York or London.  And, although that can have it’s frustrations, it’s also one of the main reasons we keep getting drawn back to this part of the world.  Each time,  in the first few weeks of arriving – still in our metropolis-living mode  of rushing around – it takes time to adjust, before we realize that we’ve spent half our working day hurrying up to wait! Like I said, GMT… thankfully, it’s kicking in, slowly but surely.  As it always does.

More updates coming very soon.

The Florios (Helen & Jason)

Photographer and Workshop Producer – ‘Photos Tell Stories

Published by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and writer, Jason Florio (, and photographer, producer, videographer and writer, Helen Jones-Florio Twitter @floriophotonNYC Instagram Instagram Instagram Instagram

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