Happy New Year! Traditional Masquerades Parade, The Gambia, West Africa

Happy New Year! Traditional Masquerades Parade, Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa. Images and footage ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

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The Kankurang Traditional Masquerade, The Gambia, West Africa

The Kankurang traditional masquerade, The Gambia, West Africa. It is not uncommon here in The Gambia to see young Kankurangs boldly striding along in the middle of the road, surrounded by a gang of former initiates (almost protectors-like). As you approach, the Kankurang stands stock still so that you have little choice other than to stop your car.

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Gambia Elections, 2021 – in pictures

Gambia Elections, 2021 – On December 4th Gambians headed to the polls for the 2021 Presidential Election. Unique to The Gambia, voting is done by dropping a marble into a barrel with a picture of the candidate on it. Images ©Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio

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Exhibition: ‘Hidden Gambia – a visual journey to the heart of The Gambia’

Exhibition News:’Hidden Gambia – a visual journey to the heart of The Gambia’ as seen through the eyes of Gambian, and Gambia-based, photographers and filmmakers. Masterclass and one-one mentoring by Jason Florio, award-winning photographer and filmmaker, and producer, Helen Jones-Florio for the International Trade Centre/Andandorr Program/EU

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