Photography prints by Jason Florio – traditional masquerades of The Gambia, west Africa – available to purchase from helenjonesflorio.com online gallery. Follow @jasonflorio_photoprints on Instagram, for regular updates and new work; not always featured on the gallery site). helenjonesflorio.com Unsure about ordering photography prints from an online gallery? Then, please allow us to help put your mindContinue reading “Photography Prints by Jason Florio – Traditional Masquerades of 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.
‘the non-human form of the masquerade gives the viewer the impression of a spirit being…’ Jason Florio – BInspired/Brussels Airlines inflight magazine (page 9). See more about our masquerades series, in the Gambia, and Senegal, West Africa. Forest Festival, Casamance, Senegal, West Africa- made for United Purpose, NGO – ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio. _____ AvailableContinue reading “Media – Traditional Masquerades, The Gambia © Jason Florio / Brussels Airlines”
Aside from the more serious element to our work – particularly, what we are working on at the moment, ‘Gambia – Victims and Resisters of a Regime‘ #Portraits4PositiveChange – we have also been working on another long-term series of the traditional masquerades of The Gambia. Although the Gambia is a predominantly Muslim country, the animist-fuelled masquerade ceremoniesContinue reading “Photo of the Day – ‘The Hunting’ traditional masquerades, The Gambia © Jason Florio”