Super excited – we both made the cover of two separate publications, this week, connected to The Gambia, West Africa!
A constructive recount of the first session of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission hearings looking into the July 22nd Coup and the early aftermath. The summary provides names of persons adversely mentioned as perpetrators of and/or accessory to gross human rights violations. TRRC Digest, Edition 1 – 7th January to 28th January, 2019 – ANEKED
Each and every one of them has real character, which we also have A.K.A. names for too: White Tip / ‘It’s All About Me‘ (because she demands ALL the attention); Rascal/’Little Titch‘(the smallest, yet the feistiest of the pack!); Wolf/’Silent Bob‘ (the stealthiest dog I have ever met); Kalu/’Black Dog‘ (ermm…not a very inspired AKA…he migrated from the Indian restaurant across the street to #9, and ‘Kalu’ is an Indian word for black); Junior/’JuJu‘ (and, sometimes, ‘Teenager‘, because he can sleep for Gambia!).
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Tomorrow, we fly out of The Gambia on a photography assignment in Ghana, for an NGO we work often with – my first visit to the country, Jason’s second. We’ll arrive in the capital city of Accra, spend a little time, before we take a long drive down South, towards the Black Volta River (what is it with us and rivers?). More driving will take us to Wa, in the Upper West Regions of the country, overlooked by the monadnock Ombo Mountain. To break what will then be a 12 hour drive back to Accra, we’ll stop over in the large commercial metropolis of Kumasi – also known as ‘The Garden City‘, due, apparently, to it’s rich and varied species of plants and flowers – in a rain forest region, near Lake Bosumtwi. It’s a busy itinerary – lots of driving between shoot locations – but we’re hoping we’ll have time to take in some of the above mentioned landmarks; even if it is just a fleeting glance from behind a windscreen!
More Ghana photos coming soon! The Florios – Helen & Jason