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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Media – Traditional Masquerades, The Gambia © Jason Florio / Brussels Airlines

  ‘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”

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Photo of the Day – ‘The Hunting’ traditional masquerades, The Gambia © Jason Florio

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”

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Celebrating Pride 2018 – portraits, Greenwich Village, NYC ©Jason Florio

  Celebrating Pride, 2018 – diversity and freedom   @jasonflorio / @ floriotravels – Instagram floriophoto.com Redux Pictures, NYC  

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