Memories from The Gambia – a photo essay

Memories from The Gambia – a photo essay

In the latest in our occasional series of photo essays, we take a look at life in the Gambia through the eyes (and lens) of the amazing photographer Mei Catherall.

Memories from The Gambia

I first went to Gambia in 2009. Just a holiday. It was there that I realised I could actually do something useful.Â

Inspired by a local school, Jamisa Lower Basic in Brikama, I started www.Dance2Learn.org and in 2010 was able to get water and electricity plumbed into the school. Later we went back with mosquito nets and last year a consignment of Wakawaka solar lights were delivered to the Gunjur Project.

The country is infuriating, corrupt, lazy and beautiful in every way. We’ll be returning very soon, one of the few places in the world I’ve been back to time and again.

Mei Catherall, iSourceArts

Drumming at KatchiKali crocodile pool

Drumming at KatchiKali crocodile pool.

Memory tree in the mangrove swamps.

Memory tree in the mangrove swamps.

Taking a seat at the Serrakunda market.

Taking a seat at the Serrakunda market.

Gambia Traffic on the highway.

Traffic on the highway.

Sunkary Badji, then major of Brikama. All of us stranded on an island in the middle of the river Gambia as our boat floated away.

Sunkary Badji, then major of Brikama. All of us stranded on an island in the middle of the river Gambia as our boat floated away.

Going for a ride...

Going for a ride…

The kids of Jamisa Lower Basic School.

The kids of Jamisa Lower Basic School.

Gambia - Through the square window...

Through the square window…

Gambia monkey chilling out.

Just chillin…

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1 Comment

  1. Suze LuxuryColumnist
    March 31, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    I’m so impressed with what you have achieved in The Gambia! I’ve been there briefly crossing through to Senegal just before NYE 1999!

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