Gambian ‘Photos Tell Stories’ photography workshop students receive their certificates

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Silicon Institute, Soma, The Gambia, West Africa

A selection of images of the ‘Photos Tell Stories‘ school students, from various towns and villages around The Gambia, West Africa, showing off their Certificates of Attendance – which each student received after completion of their photography workshop with photographer and tutor, Jason Florio, and producer, Helen Jones-Florio.

Huge thanks to Josh Shrager, Papa Njie, and all at the US Embassy, Banjul, for partnering with ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language

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Tote bag design by ‘Jekkah – African inspired clothing‘ – made in The Gambia
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Aila Senior Secondary School, Kembujeh, The Gambia, West Africa
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Catherine Mahoney, St Joseph Senior Secondary School, Kombos, The Gambia, West Africa
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Ya Ida Drammeh, SBEC International School, Kombos, The Gambia, West Africa
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Sally Asamoah, Aila Senior Secondary School, Kembujeh, The Gambia, West Africa
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Kadjiatou Jawara, Imam Malick Islamic School, Kombos, The Gambia, West Africa
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Muhammed Sinera, Imam Malick Islamic School, Kombos, The Gambia, West Africa
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Farafenni Senior Secondary School, Farafenni, The Gambia, West Africa
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St Martins School, Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa
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Florence Ampong, Principal, St Joseph Senior Secondary School, Kombos, The Gambia, West Africa
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Gerald Sowah, St Joseph Senior Secondary School, Kombos, The Gambia, West Africa

We are now working on an exhibition, to be held in The Gambia, of the students work…news on this coming soon.

We have so much more to share with you. So, please check in again to see more of the students work. In the meantime, if you would like to check out the students work we have uploaded so far, please click on ‘Students Work‘ and ‘Teaching the Art of Portrait Photography

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Image © Ya Ida Drammeh

 

If you are interested in booking a Photos Tell Stories photography workshop with us, or a presentation of the work from our West Africa travels: ‘River Gambia Expedition‘ and ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush‘, please click here for more details.

Thanks, as ever, for stopping by

The Florios – Jason & Helen

Photos Tell Stories

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Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio, Photoville, NY, 2013. Image © Chris Bartlett

Press: ‘Source to Sea’ – The New Yorker Photo Booth features Jason Florio’s River Gambia images

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‘Source to Sea’ – The New Yorker Photo Booth. Images © Jason Florio

We are honored to have Jason Florio’sPhotos Tell Stories tutor and photographer – body of work from the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘ in The New Yorker Photo Booth Magazine. Big thanks to Amber Terranova for asking to feature Jason’s work.  Amber is also one of our contributing photographers – generously allowing us to share her photography with the PTS’s Gambian workshop students.

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‘Source to Sea’ – The New Yorker Photo Booth. Images © Jason Florio

To view more of Jason Florio’s work, please visit his website: floriophoto.com

We’ll be posting more about our Photos Tell Stories photography workshops, here in The Gambia, shortly. If you’d like to check out some of the students work, check out this link.

The Florios – Jason and Helen

PTS LANYARDS

‘HOME’ work assignment for our Gambian photography workshop students

Inspired by a slideshow projection, in the classroom, of images of  ‘Home’ from our  contributing professional photographers (including Amy Toensing, Ben Lowy, Henry Jacobson, Manjari Sharma, Ryan Heffernan, Oskar Landi), the ‘Photos Tell Stories‘ students, from the Kombo area of The Gambia, were given their main assignment from photographer and tutor, Jason Florio: take the cameras away and photograph what ‘Home‘ means to them.

Each of them came back with some very well composed, inspired images – some literal, others not so. Following is a short edit of those images, from each of our students.

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Image © Omar Dampha
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Image © Omar Dampha
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Image © Aisha P. Njie
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Image © Aisha P. Njie
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Image © Catherine Mahoney
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Image © Catherine Mahoney
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Image © Florence Ampong
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Image © Florence Ampong
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Image © Gerald Soweh
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Image © Gerald Soweh
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Image © Kadijatou Jawara
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Image © Kadijatou Jawara
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Image © Lucia Mendy
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Image © Lucia Mendy
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Image © Muhammed Njie
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Image © Muhammed Njie
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Image © Muhammed Sinera
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Image © Ya Ida Drammeh
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Image © Ya Ida Drammeh

You can check out more of our Kombo students work here

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The Kombo ‘Photos Tell Stories’ photography workshop students © Jason Florio

If you are interested in booking a ‘Photos Tell Stories’ photography workshop – either as a group or individually – please take a look at our ‘Book a Photography Workshop or Presentation’ page.

We’ll be sharing more of our photography workshop students images, from The Gambia, very soon. You can also check out our ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ FB photo album, where you can see Jason Florio and the students at work.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

In partnership with the US Embassy, Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa

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Image © Muhammed Sinera: Helen Jones-Florio & Jason Florio

‘Behind-the-Scenes’ of Photos Tell Stories photography workshops with Jason Florio, The Gambia, West Africa

We’ve been busy adding more ‘Behind-the-Scenes‘ images of tutor and photographer, Jason Florio, with the students, from the ‘Photos-Tell-Stories‘ photography workshops we’ve been holding here in The Gambia.

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Kartong village students, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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Tutor and photographer, Jason Florio, with the Kartong village students – image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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We have an audience! local village kids climb up to the window to watch the Florio’s slideshow with the students, Kartong © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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The Kartong students learn how to capture movement © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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‘Shade’ Jason Florio works with the Kartong students © Helen Jones-Florio

 

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The editing suite : Jason Florio edits the Kartong workshop students images, ready to show the village during the night program © Helen Jones-Florio

 

To see more from our ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ photo album, please visit our ‘Photos Tell Stories’ FB page.  Also, if you want to check out the images our workshop students are producing with the cameras, please check out ‘Photos Tell Stories Students Images

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The Kombos Photos Tell Stories photography workshop students – portrait class

 

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BIG thanks to FujiFilm, USA, for partnering with ‘Photos Tell Stories’

 

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. We have so many more great images from our Photos Tell Stories photography students to share with you. So, please stop by again soon.

Foulundo (until next time)

The Florios

Helen Jones-Florio – Photos Tell Stories producer

Jason Florio – Photos Tell Stories photographer and tutor

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Image © Binta Jarju, Kartong, The Gambia

The Gambia ‘Photos Tell Stories’ photography workshops – partnered with the US Embassy, Banjul

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