‘Makasutu’ – “Powerful, penetrating, beautiful and stunning B&W portraits…” by Jason Florio

  “With little command of the local language, I could only but ask my subjects to stand and look directly into the lens. With little direction on my part, I found that the subjects in front of the camera would become silently quizzical of themselves and how they wanted to be portrayed.” Jason Florio –Continue reading “‘Makasutu’ – “Powerful, penetrating, beautiful and stunning B&W portraits…” by Jason Florio”

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Throwback Friday: ‘Radio Man’ The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio

‘We met this very talented musician who just happened to walk past our campsite, by the side of the road, in the village of Chamois Bunda, The Gambia. He played us his own music on the boom box that he carried everywhere. He even performed a nifty little dance for us too! His music wasContinue reading “Throwback Friday: ‘Radio Man’ The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio”

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Boys Hanging out at King Kai’s Barber Shop, Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa

  We first met ‘King Kai’ – a young local entrepreneur from the village of Kartong (also known as Kartung), which borders Senegal, in southwestern Gambia – a few years ago, when he had recently opened his small barbershop/hairdresser, which also served the community with cold drinks and expertly hand-crafted (by King Kai, himself) models ofContinue reading “Boys Hanging out at King Kai’s Barber Shop, Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa”

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