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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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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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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