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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Friday Photo: Migrant workers in the gold mines of Senegal, West Africa © Jason Florio

  Taken whilst on the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘, 2012-13, from the source of the river in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea-Conakry, to the mouth of the river, at the Atlantic Ocean, The Gambia – co-lead by Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio Check out Youtube footage: ‘River Gambia’ © Jason Florio & HelenContinue reading “Friday Photo: Migrant workers in the gold mines of Senegal, West Africa © Jason Florio”

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Press: ‘Rare photographs document the rescue of hundreds of migrants’ (by MOAS) – Foreign Policy Magazine

  ‘For the media, it can be a difficult story to cover. Drownings in remote ocean locales are not places that reporters and photographers can reach easily or rapidly. All too often, the boats they seek to find are lost to the depths before anyone can arrive. So the images the world sees of theContinue reading “Press: ‘Rare photographs document the rescue of hundreds of migrants’ (by MOAS) – Foreign Policy Magazine”

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Youtube: Night rescue of boat migrants, off the Libyan coast © MOAS_eu/Jason Florio

Published on May 9, 2015 © MOAS.EU / Jason Florio – All rights reserved Three migrant women intoxicated by fuel fumes are taken onto the merchant vessel Orient Green by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) search and rescue team. They were aboard a rubber dinghy carrying 104 migrants (predominantly Gambians, from West Africa) whoContinue reading “Youtube: Night rescue of boat migrants, off the Libyan coast © MOAS_eu/Jason Florio”

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