#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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Photo of the Day: Koranic School Girls, The Gambia, West Africa

Photo of the Day: A group of Koranic school girls sitting together, smiling and laughing, during their lunch break, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio CURRENT LOCATION: FEBRUARY 2021  THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, and image licensing – Contact here

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On this day: Jan 26, 2017 – President Adama Barrow returns home to The Gambia, West Africa

The Gambia – January 26th, 2017: A triumphant, and momentous day for The Gambia, West Africa. Ten’s of thousands of euphoric Gambians lined the streets for miles (an estimated over 100,000 Gambians flocked the main road) – to welcome home their new president, Adama Barrow. Images / Footage ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

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