Traditional Kankurangs, in motion, The Gambia, West Africa

 Kankurangs of The Gambia

– we happened upon this scene, whilst visiting old friends in Kembujeh, on our way back from Kanilai. We’ve been photographing these traditional masquerades for a number of years now, so it’s always great to happen across another version of the Kankurang; in the creative way that the boys use different kinds of materials to make the outfits. See more of our work on masquerades here 

footage ©Helen Jones-Florio

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Press: Kids jumping into ‘exploding’ Lake Kivu, Uganda – image by Jason Florio

 

 

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Sons of fishermen jumping off fishing boats into Lake Kivu, Uganda – image © Jason Florio, for M.I.T. Technology Review/Redux Pictures NYC

 

A recent assignment took Florio to Uganda, and the border of DR Congo, to photograph, and film, a fascinating story with writer, Jon W. Rosen, for M.I.T. (Massachusett Institute of Technology)/Technology Review magazine. The piece is about Uganda’s ‘exploding lake (Kivu)’ – read Jon’s full article here, accompanied by Florio’s photographs and videography.

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Lake Kivu, Uganda – image © Jason Florio, for M.I.T. Technology Review/Redux Pictures NYC

 

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