For the  four day Photos Tell Stories photography workshop in the Kombos, The Gambia, our young students came from various schools in the region. So, on the first day of the workshop, as a way of getting to know each other, and to familiarize themselves with the FujiFilm digital cameras, photographer and tutor, Jason Florio, asked them to photograph each other – and, he also instructed them to direct their subjects.  Following are just a few examples from the students that first day.

IMAGES © AISHA P. NJIE

Aisha Njie
Image © Aisha P. Njie ‘Kadi’
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Image © Aisha P. Njie – ‘Muhammed S.’ and ‘Little Muhammed N.’
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Image © Aisha P. Njie – ‘Kadi’

IMAGES © CATHERINE MAHONEY

CATHERINE MAHONEY
Image © Catherine Mahoney – ‘Jason Florio, Lucia M. and Helen Jones-Florio
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Image © Catherine Mahoney – ‘Ya Ida and Haryat’
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Image © Catherine Mahoney – ‘Aisha N.’

IMAGES © FLORENCE AMPONG

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Image © Florence Ampong – ‘Omar D.’
HJF BY FLORENCE
Image © Florence Ampong – ‘Helen Jones-Florio’
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Image © Florence Ampong – ‘Omar D.’
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Image © Florence Ampong – ‘Aisha and Catherine’ (cameras – with thank to FujiFilm, USA)

IMAGES © HARYAT

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Image © Haryat – ‘Little Muhammed’
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Image © Haryat – ‘Lucia M.’
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Image © Haryat – ‘Aisha’
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Image © Haryat – ‘Kadi’

IMAGES © KADIJATOU JAWARA

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Image © Kadijatou Jawara – ‘ Catherine M.’
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Image © Kadijatou Jawara – ‘ Muhammed S.’
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Image © Kadijatou Jawara – ‘ Omar D.’

IMAGES © LUCIA MENDY

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Image © Lucia Mendy – ‘Catherine M.’
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Image © Lucia Mendy – ‘Kadi J.’
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Image © Lucia Mendy – ‘Aisha N. and Catherine M.’

IMAGES © MUHAMMED SINERA

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Image © Muhammed Sinera – ‘Photos Tells Stories students and tutor Jason Florio
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Image © Muhammed Sinera – ‘Jason Florio
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Image © Muhammed Sinera – ‘Haryat and Ya Ida’
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Image © Muhammed Sinera – ‘Aisha N. and Catherine M.’

IMAGES © MUHAMMED NJIE

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Image © Muhammed Njie – ‘Jason Florio’
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Image © Muhammed Njie – ‘Aisha N’
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Image © Muhammed Njie – ‘Kadi’
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Image © Muhammed Njie – ‘Omar D’

IMAGES © OMAR DAMPHA

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Image © Omar Dampha – ”Selfie’!
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Image © Omar Dampha – ‘Haryat’
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Image © Omar Dampha – ‘Lucia M and Jason Florio
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Image © Omar Dampha – ‘Photos Tell Stories students and Helen Jones-Florio’
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Image © Omar Dampha – ‘Aisha N. and Catherine M.’

IMAGE © YA IDA DRAMMEH

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Image © Ya Ida Drammeh – ‘Jason Florio and Lucia M’
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Image © Ya Ida Drammeh – ‘Muhammed S. and Muhammed N.’
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Image © Ya Ida Drammeh – ‘Jason Florio’
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Image © Ya Ida Drammeh – ‘Omar D.’
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Image © Ya Ida Drammeh – ‘Aisha N.’
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Image © Ya Ida Drammeh – ‘Aisha N. and Catherine M.’

If you would like to check out more of the students work – from their portraiture workshop, please click here

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Portrait of ‘Kadijatou’ © Ya Ida Drammeh

And, for the ‘Behind-the-Scenes‘ of the photography workshops, we’re uploading images to our Photos Tell Stories FaceBook page on a regular basis – showing the Gambian students and Jason Florio at work (and play!).

Thanks for stopping by…more new and great images from the students coming soon.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

To book a ‘Photos Tell Stories‘ workshop with us – or presentation and slideshow of our ‘River Gambia Expedition‘ and ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush‘ work, please check out the details here

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Image © Julie Grahame / aCurator – The Florios presenting their worlk at Foto Care, NYC, 2013

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