We have just returned from a very productive couple of days in the up-country regions of The Gambia, where we took ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language‘ on the road. And, the students we taught have produced some incredible images, of which we will share with you all on here very soon – once we have put an edit together. Speaking of editing…
After each of 1-day ‘Photos Tell Stories’ workshops, in the evening the US Embassy Banjul team (our main partners – special thanks to Josh Shrager, Papa Njie!) would set up their cinema-sized inflatable screen in a main area of the village or town. In Soma we had a great program – projecting the students work onto the screen for all to see.
Using the sound system from the embassy, and DJ’ing West African vibes courtesy of one of our students – Alhasan Bah ( from the Silicon Institute), people were dancing and cheering throughout the screening – it was quite the celebration! We felt very humbled to have played a part in the excitement of the students seeing their images up there on the screen.
When the music stopped, we then screened our River Gambia Expedition footage. The audience seemed fascinated by the moving images of their country – along with Senegal and Guinea-Conakry – portrayed on the huge screen. I think we could have gone on all night!
Check out the Silicon institute PTS’s workshop students images here
The Florios (Helen & Jason)