We’ve had tremendously generous support from our partners and contributors for the inaugural ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language‘ workshops in The Gambia, West Africa.

Today, we want to thank just a couple of them –  more thanks coming soon, to everyone else who helped make the workshops a great success.

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Protronica Ltd, UK – Hyperjuice External Battery – Jason Florio in his ‘office’

In a country where there are at least one or two power cuts each day (where there is electricity in the first place) these HyperMac batteries, from Protronica, UK, have been served us over and over again – from charging our Mac laptops to our mobile phones. Protronica have been longtime supporters of our West Africa projects – they supplied us with the HyperMac batteries for the River Gambia Expedition, 2012-13.  Thank you Protronica!

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powerHouse, USA

Big thanks to powerHouse Books, Brooklyn, NY, for donating a stack of great photography books for our Gambian students to peruse during the workshops. They generated much excitement amongst our young students. So, we hope to try and ship more books over, in the near future,  to build up a photography book reference library – which will be accessible to everyone who is interested in photography here in The Gambia.

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powerHouse Books in the Photos Tell Stories classroom, YMCA, Fajara, The Gambia

And…the workshops would not have happened without the support of the inimitable Josh Shrager, Papa Njie, and all at the US Embassy, Banjul, The Gambia. Huge gratitude goes to these guys for partnering with Photos Tell Stories – from our initial meeting with Josh, casually talking all things photography,  over a year ago, to the fruition of the first workshop in January 2014.

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Josh Shrager sits in on the edit with Jason Florio and the Fajara Photos Tell Stories students

More thanks to all those who believed in Photos Tell Stories coming soon. In the meantime, please check out our partners and contributors page.

Last but definitely not least, please do check out some very inspiring work from our young Gambian students here.

The Florios – Jason & Helen

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PTS’ Tote bags by ‘Jekkah – African inspired clothing:’ made in The Gambia
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