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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Opening of ‘Memory House’, The Gambia, West Africa. Honouring the victims, and survivors of the former regime.

The opening of ‘Memory House’ The Gambia, West Africa – a homage to the victims, resisters, and survivors of the former 22 year regime of Yahya Jammeh. Colour portraits by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio. Black and white portraits by Bitzphotography

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Photo of the Day – Gunjur Masquerade, The Gambia, West Africa

Photo of the Day: Gunjur masquerade, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Jason Florio #DocumentingGambia See more of our masquerade series from West Africa floriophoto.com CURRENT LOCATION – APRIL 2021  THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, and image licensing – Contact here

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Photo of the Day: ‘Modou Taxi’, The Gambia, West Africa

Yo, dude! ‘Modou Taxi’ on his pink Schwinn bicycle. When I saw this bike, I had a sudden pang of nostalgia. I used to have the same make of bicycle when we lived in New York City. Except mine was purple, and called ‘Isabella’, and it had a Miss Marple-esque basket on the front. FollowContinue reading “Photo of the Day: ‘Modou Taxi’, The Gambia, West Africa”

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