Reflecting – Photographs of The Gambia by Gambians

Looking back over the inaugural of  ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language workshops, which we taught earlier this year here in The Gambia, West Africa (thanks to the US Embassy, Banjul, for partnering with us).  And, we can happily say that we are still as impressed by the quality of the young students photography – especially because almost all of them had never used a camera before.

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L-R: Aisha, Muhammed N, Helen Jones-Florio (PTS’s workshop producer), Haryat, Ya Ida, MMuhammed S, Kadji, Omar, Lucia, Catherine, Florence © Jason Florio, Kombos ‘Photos Tell Stories’ photography students

 

Photos Tell Storiesphotography workshop: The Kombos region, The Republic of The Gambia, West Africa – students were chosen from various senior secondary schools in the region.

A slideshow selection of work from the  students – taken during their portraiture class with P.T.S.‘s photographer and tutor, Jason Florio, and their ‘Home‘ work assignment:

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Above image © Jason Florio – The Kombos Photos Tell Stories workshop students – following images taken by the students during their ‘Portrait Photography’ class.

 

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To see more of the Kombo students  work, and their portraiture workshop, please click here and ‘Jason Florio teaches ‘Photos Tell Stories’ Gambian photography workshop students how to photograph each other

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You may also like to check out our ‘Behind-the-Scenes‘ FB page, where you can see Jason Florio and the Photos Tell Stories students during the workshops.

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Photos Tell Stories‘ – photography workshop in Kartong, The Gambia : Students were chosen from the Press Club, Kartong Basic Cycle School. Following is a selection of their images.

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St Martins School, Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa
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Image © Tyrone Florio, Kartong, The Gambia
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Image © Malang Jarju, Kartong, The Gambia
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Image © Edward Badjie, Kartong, The Gambia
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Image © Binta Jarju, Kartong, The Gambia

To view more images from the Kartong Press Club students, please click on the following slideshow:

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Photos Tell Stories‘ – photography workshop in Soma, Lower River Region, The Gambia : Students were chosen from the Silicon Institute. Following is a slideshow selection of their images:

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Silicon Institute, Soma, The Gambia, West Africa
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Image © Lamin Saidy – Soma, The Gambia
Image © Nfamara Kinteh
Image © Nfamara Kinteh – Soma, The Gambia

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Photos Tell Stories‘ – photography workshop in Kembujeh village, The Gambia: students were chosen from the Aila Senior Secondary School. Following is a slideshow selection of their images.

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Aila Senior Secondary School, Kembujeh, The Gambia, West Africa – with the FujFilm, USA, digital cameras

 

To see more from the Kembujeh photography students, please click here

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Image © KADDY JASSEY, Kembujeh, The Gambia

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Photos Tell Stories‘ – Farafenni Senior Secondary School, Lower River Region, The Gambia. Click here to view a slideshow of more of the students work

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Farafenni Senior Secondary School, Farafenni, The Gambia, West Africa – thanks to FujiFilm USA for the cameras!

 

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Click on above image to view the gallery – to see full gallery if images, please go to Slideshow: Gambian photography workshop students – Farafenni

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The culmination of the above workshops was an exhibition of sixty prints – ‘Photographs of The Gambia by Gambians‘ – one print from each student’s collection, at Alliance Française, in The Gambia. The attendance at the opening night far exceeded what we had hoped for – with national media coverage (TV & press).

We look forward to teaching more Photos Tell Stories workshops soon.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

 

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Photos Tell Stories – tote bag design by ‘Jekkah-African Inspired Clothing’ Gambia

 

 

 

 

Photos for the weekend: exhibition ‘Photographs of The Gambia by Gambians’, West Africa

Above – a small selection of some of sixty creative images from our young Gambian photography students, on exhibit at Alliance Française (until tomorrow, that is!), here in The Gambia, West Africa.

However, after a very successful exhibition opening night  – with national tv coverage/media in attendance – and the subsequent two week run, tomorrow (Saturday 31st May), sadly, it’s time to take down the ‘Photos Tell Storiesphotographs of The Gambia by Gambians‘ .  However, we’ll pack our Gambian photography students prints with great care so that, perhaps, in the not too distance future, we can exhibit them again.

We’ll post more of the students work soon but, in the meantime, please check out  the ‘Students Work‘ and ‘Behind-the-Scenes‘ pages, to what they got up during the photography workshops with myself and, photographer/tutor, Jason Florio.

And, if you are interested in hosting a Photos Tell Stories photography workshop, click here for more details.

Enjoy!

The Florios – Helen & Jason

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Jason Florio (center),Helen Jones-Florio (right) with the Photos Tell Stories photography workshops students – exhibition opening night, Alliance Française, The Gambia, West Africa

Gambia Radio & Television (GRTS) coverage of ‘Photos Tell Stories – photographs of The Gambia by Gambians’ exhibition

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Check out the ‘Photos Tell Stories – photographs of The Gambia by Gambians’ exhibition opening night on GRTS, at Alliance Française, The Gambia, West Africa. And, for those who can – and who haven’t yet made it down to AF – sixty prints, from our young photography students, will be exhibited until Saturday 31st May, 2014.

Thanks for stopping by. More news coming soon.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

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Photo of the Day: Gambia by Gambians – ‘The Welder’

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Student: Asmau M. Jallow, Farafenni, The Gambia, West Africa – ‘Photos Tell Stories: teaching photography – a visual language‘ with Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio.

Photographs of The Gambia by Gambians‘ – 60 prints – is on exhibit at Alliance Française, Banjul, until Saturday 31st May, 2014.

To see more, please click on ‘students work‘.

We’ll be adding more photos, from our young Gambian photography students, over the coming weeks.

The Florios – Helen & Jason

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GRTS – Gambia Radio & Television – coverage of Photos Tell Stories exhibition opening night. Click image or here to view