When Ram Mohan from ComAfrique InteliZon Initiative invited all the bloggers on the #BlogGambia press trip to visit the village of Kanuma I thought this would be a great introduction to The Gambia, especially as Ram was organising a Kumpo for us. The Kumpo is a character from the West African Jola tribe’s mythology. Despite [...]
Back in 2009 we followed (from the comfort of our air-conditioned office, you understand) Jason and Helen Florio on their epic 700 mile walk around The Gambia. Not content with completing that great journey and returning with some extraordinary photographs and a soon-to-be-published book, the couple are soon to embark on an even more arduous and trailblazing voyage: a 1000km odyssey from the source of the River Gambia in Guinea to where the river flows into the sea on the Gambian coast.
Having worked for The Gambia Experience for over five years now I have noticed how the country really gets under peoples’ skin and inspires many visitors to want to give something back. Lorena Balbinot and Marina Codara, photography students in London, recently spent 10 days in The Gambia and have put together a book of [...]
An in-depth interview with Jason Florio, discussing his affinity with The Gambia and how he came to photograph various of the country’s village chiefs and ultimately spend 2 months walking 930km around the entire country.
Today we feature some of Oscar May’s brilliant photographs of The Gambia.