Machete Boy, traditional masquerades, The Gambia, West Africa

  ‘The three boys turned up with a couple of rice sacks, a bunch of leafy branches, and what looked like a few scraps of bright red fabric. Within half an hour, they were transformed into Kankurangs, and  fully in character – jiggling branches, menacingly clashing machetes together… ‘ Read more here   Related Posts:Continue reading “Machete Boy, traditional masquerades, The Gambia, West Africa”

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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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Photo shoot location – Watch out for the crocodiles! The Gambia, West Africa

  Kachikally Sacred Crocodile Pool is certainly an interesting place to shoot – you just need to watch your step, constantly. Thanks to Musa, our fixer (a person who is hired as a guide, due to their local knowledge of any given area, to help facilitate assignments) and caretaker of the pool, Jason and IContinue reading “Photo shoot location – Watch out for the crocodiles! The Gambia, West Africa”

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‘Silafando – a gift to you on behalf of my journey’ – photo exhibition opens 3rd April, 2015, in The Gambia, West Africa

    One more day to go and we have almost completed the installation process of Jason Florio’s ‘Silafando‘ portraits, at Gaya Art Café, in The Gambia.     Above is the route that we took, by foot, on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey‘, 2009, around the smallestContinue reading “‘Silafando – a gift to you on behalf of my journey’ – photo exhibition opens 3rd April, 2015, in The Gambia, West Africa”

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