Happy Peaceful New Year, 2021 – River Gambia, West Africa

“Be patient where you sit in the dark, the dawn is coming.” Hafiz Here’s hoping for a peaceful, happier, healthier 2021 for one and all Helen Jones-Florio & Jason Florio Photographers/Filmmakers Header image ©Jason Florio -Migrant Fisherwoman checking her nets at dawn on the River Gambia CURRENT LOCATION: JANUARY 2021 THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, andContinue reading “Happy Peaceful New Year, 2021 – River Gambia, West Africa”

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#TBT: Moto-Taxi boys – Labé’s got style, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa

December 2012: ‘Labé, the capital of the Fouta Djallon, Guinea-Conakry, is motorcycle city. The streets are overrun with thousands of cheap Chinese-manufactured bikes and ‘moto- taxis’ are the way to travel, carrying a minimum of 2-3 passengers. As we walked around the town, we constantly darted out of  the way as  a ‘moto’ zoomed towardsContinue reading “#TBT: Moto-Taxi boys – Labé’s got style, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa”

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Oyster Women of The Gambia, West Africa

On a recent photo assignment, with Jason Florio, we spent a day on a pirogue meandering through the network of bolongs – tributaries – of the River Gambia, following a group of oyster women as they harvested the mangroves for oysters (more on that assignment – and Jason’s photos – once the story has beenContinue reading “Oyster Women of The Gambia, West Africa”

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