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We’ll be posting more of the students images from the initial 4-day workshop very soon. Later this week, we start to take the workshops on the road – for 1-day ‘Village Photography Workshops‘ – to more rural and up-country areas of The Gambia. We’re looking forward to this as it’s these areas that both of us spend most of time in, whenever we travel to the country.
Our first stop will be the small village of Kembujeh – which is in the area where Jason photographed much of his ‘Makasutu-mecca in the forest‘ series of portraits; taken over a period of 12 years. We’ll no doubt be stopping for tea at fisherman, Abdou Ndong’s compound, in the village – a favorite ‘Makasutu’ subject and great friend of Jason’s over the years.
Abdou was also one the fishermen who came on the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey’ (2013-14), along with Ebou Jarju, who is kindly helping us to arrange the photography students for the Kembujeh workshop.
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The Florios (Helen & Jason)