Weekend photos: Traditional Masquerades, The Gambia & Senegal, West Africa

  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   

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Looking back: young boy leaves the gold mines of Senegal, to cross the River Gambia, after a long days work

  ‘The section from Kedougou to Mako is known as ‘gold country’. For centuries the land on either side of the river has been continually pock marked by thousands of narrow mine shafts. We were warned about camping in these lawless areas, filled with anxious men and women, eyes bent on gold and not toContinue reading “Looking back: young boy leaves the gold mines of Senegal, to cross the River Gambia, after a long days work”

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Looking back: Jason Florio photographers the migrant gold miners in South East Senegal

  Over the last month, Florio has been working onboard the Phoenix –  for MOAS (Migrant Offshore Rescue Station) boat – documenting the rescue of 1000’s of migrants, off the coast of Libya;  migrants coming, predominantly, from West Africa, East Africa, and Syria.   Seeing the images of all those people – all of whom areContinue reading “Looking back: Jason Florio photographers the migrant gold miners in South East Senegal”

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Friday Photo: Migrant workers in the gold mines of Senegal, West Africa © Jason Florio

  Taken whilst on the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘, 2012-13, from the source of the river in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea-Conakry, to the mouth of the river, at the Atlantic Ocean, The Gambia – co-lead by Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio Check out Youtube footage: ‘River Gambia’ © Jason Florio & HelenContinue reading “Friday Photo: Migrant workers in the gold mines of Senegal, West Africa © Jason Florio”

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