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)