Here’s what else we get up to in West Africa: Jason Florio’s award-winning series of portraits – ‘Makasutu’


Ismaila on his white horse, Junpex – The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio 2008

Jason Florio’s series of black and white portraits, taken over a period of 12 years, resulted in ‘Makasutu – mecca in the forest’ – a book and and an award-winning body of work.

These are just a few of the portraits that we worked on together, whilst staying at Makasutu Culture Forest and travelling around the villages, in The Gambia, West Africa, to see the male and female ‘coming of age’ ceremonies.

L-R: Ousman Kujabi – young Gambian, dressed for male circumcision (‘coming of age’) ceremony Lamin Saidy – young Gambian driver, Kombo Central, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio 2008

Young Gambian boy, dressed for male circumcision (‘coming of age’) ceremony, Myork village, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio 2008

 

As always, thanks for stopping by. More news on the ‘River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’ coming soon.

The Florios (H & Flo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) www.floriophoto.com (under 'Projects') http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km https://rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com
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