Media – Traditional Masquerades, The Gambia © Jason Florio / Brussels Airlines

  ‘the non-human form of the masquerade gives the viewer the impression of a spirit being…’ Jason Florio – BInspired/Brussels Airlines inflight magazine (page 9). See more about our masquerades series, in the Gambia, and Senegal, West Africa. Forest Festival, Casamance, Senegal, West Africa- made for United Purpose, NGO – ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio. _____ AvailableContinue reading “Media – Traditional Masquerades, The Gambia © Jason Florio / Brussels Airlines”

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Photo of the Day – ‘The Hunting’ traditional masquerades, The Gambia © Jason Florio

  Aside from the more serious element to our work – particularly, what we are working on at the moment, ‘Gambia – Victims and Resisters of a Regime‘ #Portraits4PositiveChange – we have also been working on another long-term series of the traditional masquerades of The Gambia. Although the Gambia is a predominantly Muslim country, the animist-fuelled masqueradeContinue reading “Photo of the Day – ‘The Hunting’ traditional masquerades, The Gambia © Jason Florio”

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Machete Boy, traditional masquerades, The Gambia, West Africa

  ‘The three boys turned up with a couple of rice sacks, a bunch of leafy branches, and what looked like a few scraps of bright red fabric. Within half an hour, they were transformed into Kankurangs, and  fully in character – jiggling branches, menacingly clashing machetes together… ‘ Read more here   Related Posts:Continue reading “Machete Boy, traditional masquerades, The Gambia, West Africa”

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Weekend photos: Traditional Masquerades, The Gambia & Senegal, West Africa

  The Kankurang – a secret society – used in traditional Mandinka initiation rites, whose rituals can be seen all over The Gambia and Senegal, West Africa. Images from an ongoing photo series.       HJF & JF   Related Post:  Photographing Gambian masquerades with Jason Florio, with an audience   

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