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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New photo project: Masquerades, The (#ebolafree) Gambia, West Africa

  Now that we are back in The Gambia, we’ll be continuing with a photography project, based on the traditional masquerades of this region of West Africa. Despite the Gambia being a predominantly Muslim country, the animist fuelled masquerade ceremonies pre-date the arrival of Islam and are still tolerated and practiced around the country. Animism is anContinue reading “New photo project: Masquerades, The (#ebolafree) Gambia, West Africa”

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Photographing Gambian masquerades with Jason Florio… and an audience

Work in Progress. We can hardly wait to get back down to West Africa, to carry on working on our personal projects – one of which is a photographic anthology of the traditional masquerades of The Gambia, West Africa. As a photography producer,  my work takes place behind-the-scenes of assignments, ensuring that everything runs asContinue reading “Photographing Gambian masquerades with Jason Florio… and an audience”

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West Africa – a sneak peek at personal photography and film projects: traditional masquerades and Togolese artists

After Jason and I finished our inaugural ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language‘ photography workshops, in Gambia, West Africa – the culmination of which was an exhibition of the young Gambian students work at Alliance Française – we began to look around for new photography projects in the region. Both of usContinue reading “West Africa – a sneak peek at personal photography and film projects: traditional masquerades and Togolese artists”

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