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
To read more about the machete wielding Kankurang, and why this particular Mandinka masquerade was on the beach – made from recycled plastic rice sacks – in The Gambia, West Africa, please see previous post.
After Jason and I finished our inaugural ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language‘ photography workshops, in Gambia, West Africa – the culmination of which was an exhibition of the young Gambian students work at Alliance Française – we began to look around for new photography projects in the region. Both of usContinue reading “West Africa – a sneak peek at personal photography and film projects: traditional masquerades and Togolese artists”