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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ThrowbackWednesday: Moto-taxi rides down the mountains of the Fouta Djallon, River Gambia Expedition

  ‘”It will be cheaper than taking the vehicle!” said Florio – pulling at our over-stretched expedition budget purse-strings – that clinched the deal!…Ebu, very convincingly, stated: “Come, we go now, now!… We will get to Kedougou in two hours… and I will also return tonight, to Mali, with a passenger from Kedougou too!”.  In actual fact, weContinue reading “ThrowbackWednesday: Moto-taxi rides down the mountains of the Fouta Djallon, River Gambia Expedition”

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floriotravels on Instagram – all images ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

  The Florios  Award-winning photojournalist and videographer, Jason Florio, & producer, Helen Jones-Florio. Photography prints available from Helen Jones-Florio online gallery   floriotravels-Vimeo  

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Photo of the Day – Sunset over Kunta Kinte Island, River Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio

  The sun sets over baobab trees and Kunta Kinte Island Formally known as James Island (an important historical site in the West African slave trade), situated on the River Gambia, near to the villages of Juffureh and Albreda. Taken in 2009, whilst on a 930km African adventure – the first ever circumnavigation, completely byContinue reading “Photo of the Day – Sunset over Kunta Kinte Island, River Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio”

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