Photo of the Day – Gunjur Masquerade, The Gambia, West Africa

Photo of the Day: Gunjur masquerade, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Jason Florio #DocumentingGambia See more of our masquerade series from West Africa floriophoto.com CURRENT LOCATION – APRIL 2021  THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, and image licensing – Contact here

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Photo of the Day: ‘Modou Taxi’, The Gambia, West Africa

Yo, dude! ‘Modou Taxi’ on his pink Schwinn bicycle. When I saw this bike, I had a sudden pang of nostalgia. I used to have the same make of bicycle when we lived in New York City. Except mine was purple, and called ‘Isabella’, and it had a Miss Marple-esque basket on the front. FollowContinue reading “Photo of the Day: ‘Modou Taxi’, The Gambia, West Africa”

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#GambiaDoors – doors and storefronts, from a small West African country

#GambiaDoors and storefronts, from the small the West African country of The Gambia. Curtains play a big part in covering the entrances of many doorways, here in Gambia, used for shade from the unrelenting sub-Saharan sun, to keep the flies out, and, often simply, to add colour and decoration. Images ©Helen Jones-Florio

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‘I Cannot Bury My Father’ documentary – African Film Festival, New York, 2021

‘I Cannot Bury My Father’, African Film Festival – In 2005, Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh murdered 56 West African migrants out of fear they were mercenaries intending to overthrow him. The disappearance of their slain bodies robbed families of healing and closure by being unable to bury their loved ones. Isaac Mensah, one of the victim’s sons, shares the emotional toll of this atrocity and his quest for answers…

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