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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Save the Arts

To all professionals in the film, television, theatre, entertainment, and arts world, join the challenge to post a photo of you in your job. Just a picture, no description. The goal is to flood social media with our profession. Copy the text and post a pic #SaveTheArts #SaveTheArts Current Location: July 2020 – coming out of Lockdown London, UKContinue reading “Save the Arts”

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Traditional Kankurangs, in motion, The Gambia, West Africa

 Kankurangs of The Gambia – we happened upon this scene, whilst visiting old friends in Kembujeh, on our way back from Kanilai. We’ve been photographing these traditional masquerades for a number of years now, so it’s always great to happen across another version of the Kankurang; in the creative way that the boys use different kinds of materialsContinue reading “Traditional Kankurangs, in motion, The Gambia, West Africa”

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Boys Hanging out at King Kai’s Barber Shop, Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa

  We first met ‘King Kai’ – a young local entrepreneur from the village of Kartong (also known as Kartung), which borders Senegal, in southwestern Gambia – a few years ago, when he had recently opened his small barbershop/hairdresser, which also served the community with cold drinks and expertly hand-crafted (by King Kai, himself) models ofContinue reading “Boys Hanging out at King Kai’s Barber Shop, Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa”

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